Are You A New Author? I Want To Read Your Story!

*UPDATE* 11-30-2014*

*I want to thank everyone that was willing to allow me a peek at your in-process, about-to-be-published, and published stories for me to review and edit when requested. I am down to a minimum of stories to still get finished, and it will not be a long process from here on out. As of today, I will not be accepting any more stories for editing and reviewing through this blog. This is strictly due to the fact that I want to finish up the stories I have left to do, as well as begin reconstructing my blog, or likely setting up a website, where I can strictly offer these services. With Christmas 4 weeks away, I want to make sure I do not overwhelm myself as I prepare for a very busy 15 more days at my company before our year ends, as well as getting my home-schooler squared away and on task before the new year begins. Thank you again for all of the responses, I have gotten to read some absolutely fabulous stories, and made some friends along the way as well! I hope as I get closer to setting up a website that I can call on those of you whose stories I reviewed for honest feedback on my abilities to proofread/edit!*

I will in the very near future be offering my knowledge and skills for proofreading (usage and formatting), editing (line and copy), sentence and paragraph structure, plots (and those plot holes we all dislike so much), point of view, structure of the story, and other services the author deems necessary to publish the best, most polished book they can.

There are some things you may, or may not know, about editors. They love books. They really, truly love books. They also love authors. They love that you are making this sacrifice and commitment to get the written word out to the masses, and an editor wants to help you with that. An editor really can help you publish the book of your dreams; a book you are going to be proud to market, autograph, and host release parties for.

I have to date reviewed numerous books I have read by choice, and books I have been asked to review. I have met many great new authors who truly deserve to be famous in the world of books. In that aspect, I am not asking or expecting you to give me your book for free in exchange for an honest review. I go to the bookstore all the time and buy books by authors I have never heard of, because I like the summary of the story, and the cover caught my eye. With that being said, I also do not have the means currently to be spending hundreds of dollars on books in order to review them.

In return for my review, I would like an honest review on my proofreading and editing abilities. If you want someone to find any spelling or grammatical errors, I am that person. Are you not sure if you are writing in the proper point of view for the story? I can fix that. Plot holes? I can make them disappear.

So you would probably like to know what exactly makes me a qualified editor for your work that you have invested so much of your time and talents on, correct? Correct.

I love the English language. I love everything about our complicated, hardest-language-to-learn in the world. I love spelling complicated words, and how a sentence can be structured to be an amazing line of thought-provoking letters and punctuation. I am currently working on my MBA, and have portfolios of all papers written for my previous 2 college degrees. I have maintained a GPA of 3.83 to 4.0. That 3.83 was courtesy of Statistics classes. Yikes!

I read to learn, so I have vast fields of knowledge in various areas that may be of benefit to you. I love history and everything about it. From the Civil War to now, if it is out there and I found it, I read or watched it. Mythology and various religions have also been areas of study for various classes and research papers. I love to research information, and document it. Are you citing someone else’s information? I can make sure you are protected from any possible instances of plagiarism. If you need to add information but you are not 100% sure it is correct, I can find and fix it for you.

If you are interested in an honest review of your book, I would love to review it! I do not post a review that I was asked to provide without the author first seeing it. It is not my intention to harm anyone’s future as a famous writer. I will also provide the review to Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, your blog, website, or publishers website. If you want it posted somewhere specific, you just need to let me know.

I can be contacted in the comment section to this blog, or reached at This is my personal email address, and any instances of spam will be immediately deleted, and you will be blocked from any access to my emails or blog. Thank you for your understanding!

I look forward to great readings and reviews to come!

34 thoughts on “Are You A New Author? I Want To Read Your Story!

  1. Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon October 19, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    What a wonderful blog you have here! Thanks for stopping by mine. I am also a book and social media promoter, and a new awesome mystery book series just released by my friend and client, Author Cheri Vause titled; “The Night Shadow”, book 1.
    I know she’d love for you to read and review her new book! Her blog is here on WP too!
    Reviews are coming in already!

    Author, Catherine Lyon of Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions 🙂

    • IrishReader October 19, 2014 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks Catherine! I will be visiting her blog shortly. I love mysteries! Thanks for reading!

      • Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon October 19, 2014 / 1:55 pm

        Your most welcome! 🙂
        Maybe we can network some together in the future. Love to connect if your on LinkedIn? I’ll look for you 🙂

      • IrishReader October 19, 2014 / 2:00 pm

        I am on LinkedIn. Definitely interested in networking as well!

      • Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon October 19, 2014 / 2:07 pm

        OK, Am I blind or is your name not listed here on your blog?? LOL. *Cat*

      • IrishReader October 19, 2014 / 2:10 pm

        Probably not lol. Angela Gibbs , Michigan, employed by General Electric.

    • Margaret Jean Langstaff December 17, 2014 / 8:09 pm

      I’m an editor and writing consultant of many years. Interesting approach you have. Do you specialize? Been at it a while? Comrades in arms! 🙂

  2. jaysentrueblood October 19, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    My current book, in e-form, will be free tomorrow on Amazon, if you don’t mind e-books. At the moment am trying to figure out a way to get promo copies to send out to reviewers where the paperbacks are concerned. Am having my own little time with frustrations and aggravations. The link is below.

    • IrishReader October 19, 2014 / 4:55 pm

      I will grab this book tomorrow and be in touch. Thanks for letting me know and if you have any further information you want included please send it to Use your name and book title in the subject line please and thanks!

  3. Lora C Werg October 19, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I’ve just posted a sneak peek of a novel I’m working on and would love an opinion if you have some time.

      • Lora C Werg October 19, 2014 / 9:49 pm

        Thank you. I really do appreciate it.

  4. tanaramccauley October 19, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    Shared this post on a few of my writers’ group pages. Great service you’re offering here 🙂

    • IrishReader October 19, 2014 / 9:50 pm

      Thanks so much Tanara, I really appreciate it!

  5. mzuritam November 14, 2014 / 11:23 am

    Happy Friday, Angela Irish Reader! I am Tam Raynor, and you visited my ProseMe blog today. I have a couple of books in paperback and Kindle you might be interested in. They are free with Kindle Unlimited and I have photos in both books Kindled. Their titles are “Dove on a Barb’d Wire” and “Mzungu Expressions”. Otherwise, even if you don’t have time to read them, I think you’re doing exciting things–keep it up, girl!

    • IrishReader November 14, 2014 / 1:05 pm

      I will definitely pick them up today and let you know when I start reading them. I do have quite a few in front of you but am honestly planning an entire weekend of reading every moment available! And thanks for the kind compliment, it is very much appreciated!

  6. merrywriter23 November 15, 2014 / 8:38 am

    First off, thanks for liking my post today How Do You Feel About Your Writing It was a question I saw on Book Country, a site run by Penguin Books where you can have peer reviews of your work.
    I would love for you to view my blog too. I have three chapters of a story I started a while ago if you’d like to see a sample of my writing. I have published a few eBooks on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and a couple of other places,
    Thanks for offering to review books. Although I have friends who buy my eBooks, only a couple have given me reviews..
    Here’s my author page if you’d like to see some of my books. :

    Good luck on your reviews! ad you can reach me at if you’d like to chat.

    • IrishReader November 15, 2014 / 8:59 am

      I will definitely be in touch! I have quite a few books in front of me right now, but as my MBA class ended, I have a lot more free time to get my reading in! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  7. Adan Ramie November 15, 2014 / 9:49 pm

    Hi Angela! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think it’s amazing what you’re offering here, and I was wondering if you would be willing to take a look at one of my manuscripts after I finish the next round of edits. I’d love a fresh perspective if you have the time.

    If you’d like an idea of the kind of stories I write, you can find my author page and eBook (for free!) on Smashwords here:

    Thanks again, and I hope you enjoy your weekend reading!

    • IrishReader November 15, 2014 / 10:23 pm

      I will be in touch in the next couple of days Adan! Thanks for the information and I will definitely check it out!

    • cb November 29, 2014 / 7:51 pm

      Sorry I got interrupted and must have touched “Post” mid-sentence. I was about to say you could find out more about me on the “about” link posted above.

      I’ve written a few short stories that I’ve posted online – mostly sci-fi. I am also working on a serialized novel (also online) called The Nudist War which is a new take on the zombie genre, but have not written anything in 182 days.

      Thank you for your proof reading offer, however I fear you may have “bitten off more than you can chew.” There is soooo much to read. 🙂

      Best regards

  8. IrishReader November 30, 2014 / 10:14 am

    Good Morning CB~ Could you please send me a link or contact information to my email address, with “edit” somewhere in the subject line?


  9. 80smetalman December 22, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    HI, First thank you for the like on my latest post on Peaceful Rampage. I hope it will encourage you to read “He Was Weird.”

  10. stormwatch1977 January 18, 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Hi Angela, if you’re interested in review copies of my historical fiction novels let me know! 🙂

    • Angela January 18, 2015 / 6:23 pm

      I would love to! You can send them to Word or PDF are the quickest way for me to access, but I do also have Kindle on my Nook 🙂

  11. benlees June 19, 2015 / 2:44 am

    Hi Angela, thanks for the visit and “like”! Ben

    • Angela June 20, 2015 / 4:22 pm

      Absolutely Ben. You have a great blog!

  12. howikilledbetty April 6, 2018 / 5:44 am

    Wow! What a fabulous blog! In truth, I’m just blogging like so many, with a view to compiling it all into a book if it’s ever good enough. Should you have a minute, of course I would be very grateful for any comments, but I do rather assume that you’ll have been inundated with similar requests and therefore are time short so to speak!

    Will send a link …


    • Angela April 6, 2018 / 6:21 am

      Definitely send me a link Katie, I would love to look at your stuff!

      • howikilledbetty April 6, 2018 / 6:28 am

        Thanks so much … I have sent one for my most recent post. It’s not terribly long so hope it doesn’t take up too much of your time!

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