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I am a writer, editor and reviewer based in Perth, Western Australia: my first novel, The Dagger of Dresnia (Book 1 of The Talismans) is published by Satalyte and available from their website as well as Amazon.com and other online outlets. As both writer and editor, I specialise in historical and high or epic fantasy. If you have a manuscript in preparation, don't waste money on editing too early. Instead, let me help with a mini-assessment of your work, based on careful reading of your synopsis and first 20 pages. Then, when you've worked on the manuscript in line with our discussions, I will be happy to do a full edit before you send it off into the big wide world. My fees are very reasonable - for more about my editing work, CLICK HERE

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Sunday, 26 February 2012

An apology

I'm going through a sad period in my life due to the serious illness of a family member who is not expected to survive. Now you know this, I am sure you will understand if you haven't heard from me recently, and I would especially like to apologise to any clients I didn't contact with a personal apology. As least one dropped off the bottom of the list and quite understandably wrote me a rather harshly-worded complaint at having paid for an assessment he hadn't received! He graciously accepted my apology when I explained the situation and returned his payment, but it's made me wonder if any other clients have been likewise disappointed. I'm normally an efficient and reliable administrator and I'm sure you realise that the best record-keeping system can fail due to human error in times of stress. I'm getting back into work now, so if you haven't heard from me about your editing job, please do get in touch so I can give you an idea when it will be done.

Thank you for your understanding.

5 comments:

Helen V. said...

I hope things improve for you and your family soon. Having been through something similar I understand how hard it is and how other things tend to fall apart.

Sue Bursztynski said...

Sorry to hear that, Satima. It's never less than stressful when someone dear to you is dying. :-( I am still not over my father's passing back in 2009.

Satima Flavell said...

Thanks for your kind thoughts, Helen and Sue. It is indeed a stressful time, and I don't think we ever get over deaths, either. We just learn to accommodate them in some recess and bring them out to look at on anniversaries etc. I lost a grandson back in 2010 and the grief, I know, will always be there. However, no death, no life, and we pick up our bundles and trudge on.

But waiting to hear is pretty aweful...

Jo said...

Sorry to hear this Satima. All the best to you and your family.

Satima Flavell said...

Thanks, Jo.

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