204: Five hours of manuscript editing and an email critique worth $500

Barbara FischkinITEM: Manuscript editing and an email critique worth $500

DETAILS: I will do five hours of editing time on a manuscript. Four reading and one hour writing an email critique. My usual rate is $100 an hour. So this would be worth $500 or more to the effort.

BIO: Barbara Fischkin is the author of the novel Confidential Sources (Bantam/Dell Random House, 2006), a satire of journalism, love, war, marriage, parenting, autism and ice hockey. Her earlier books include the novel Exclusive (Bantam Dell, 2005) and Muddy Cup: A Dominican Family Comes of Age in a New America, (Scribner, 1997), a landmark work of narrative nonfiction on immigration to the United States. She is currently writing a historical novel inspired by her elder son, Daniel Mulvaney, 26, who has severe autism. As an award-winning journalist, Fischkin, a former Newsday staffer, has reported from the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. She has taught journalism at three universities. In the international Autism community she is known as an advocate, speaker, writer and radio host. She lives on Long Island with her husband Jim Mulvaney, a private investigator and Pulitzer-prize winning former investigative editor and reporter. Their younger son Jack, graduated with honors from college and now teaches inner city schoolchildren in Philadelphia. Barbara has edited fiction and nonfiction manuscripts for professional women interested in telling their stories – an architect, a psychologist and a videographer – and for other writers as well. For more please see http://barbarafischkin.com or Barbara Fischkin on Linked in

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.


  1. 10 pounds to start.

  2. If you are thinking about writing a book or an article I can also help you to formulate it.

  3. 15 pounds! …from Louise Grace Publishing

  4. thank you from wonderful writer carol clouse!! And her publishing house

  5. Thank you both Jurgen and Sean. Again! Whoever gets highest bid, I will strive to do my very best editing…

  6. Wow … I can’t keep up with them Barbara! Yes guys, she is very good!

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