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Freelancer switching insurance and need some help

Originally posted by upstart_crow at Freelancer switching insurance and need some help
Hey everyone.

I really hate making this post, but right now I don't have many other options.

My COBRA insurance has expired. This means that I need to buy other insurance. Thanks to having pre-existing conditions, my only real option right now is buying a plan through the Freelancer's Union. There may be more, but this seems to be my best option.

Unfortunately, to do this I need to have made a specific amount of money within the last six months.

If I go from February 1 up through today, I need to make $1566.47 by September 1 to qualify.

So. I'm looking for a few additional clients this month. Just one or two would help a lot. I've been completely redesigning my website over the last few months, and it's not ready to go live just yet, so I can't direct you to it to learn about me. But what I can do is tell you a bit about me and my rates here.

I primarily edit fiction, and my areas of expertise are science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk, and romance (paranormal and contemporary, mostly). I've edited or co-edited several anthologies including the Steam-Powered series, and my work as an anthologist has been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award (Steam-Powered I), the Golden Crown Literary Award (for Hellebore & Rue (co-edited with Catherine Lundoff) and Heiresses of Russ 2011 (with Steve Berman), as well as a winner of last year's Rainbow Book Award (Hellebore & Rue). I have also been a finalist for the Gaylactic Spectrum Award (Sleeping Beauty, Indeed). As you may be able to tell, I love working with LGBTQ authors and LGBTQ work quite a bit!

I've also edited just about everything else you can imagine, including blog posts, website copy, nonfiction books, inspirational books, Christian books, ebooks, courses for life coaches, and more articles than I can count. I also do ghostwriting and article writing.

My rates are $2 per page for copy editing and line editing and $2.50-$3 per page (depending on project length) for developmental editing (which includes copy editing at no extra charge). I've had to raise them just a little this year, but this price will be in place for the rest of 2012. (If you are a previous client, this does not apply to you.)

You can learn more about me and see referrals from happy publishers and authors at my LinkedIn page. You can also hire me on Elance if you are so inclined. If you've got questions, please email me at jo(dot)vanderhooft@ (gmail) (dot) com.

If you aren't in need of work but know anyone who is, please pass this along. I'd really appreciate it!

Thanks so much for your time.
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