Auction #72 – KidLit Cares: 3 Chapter Copy Edit from Editor Lori Goldstein

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

With a degree in journalism from Lehigh University, Lori A. Goldstein has spent the past 17 years as a freelance editor and writer. Having edited publications on everything from high-tech to finance to knitting, some of Lori’s present and past clients include the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Radcliffe Institute, Cutter Consortium, and IDG. Transitioning into the world of fiction, Lori has completed her first novel, the upmarket JUMPING ANTS, which she is currently querying. Lori is hard at work on her next project, a YA urban fantasy. Lori is available for manuscript critiques and copy editing. She can be reached on Twitter at @_lagold or lorigold(at)hotmail(dot).com.

This auction is for a copy edit of your first three chapters, up to 6,500 words. Make sure you dot those i’s and cross those t’s before sending your first pages to literary agents! Most agents ask that you submit your first five or ten pages, sometimes even your first three chapters, along with your query letter. Ensure they are in tip-top shape by having them copy-editing by an industry professional.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 27. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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16 responses

  1. Pingback: KidLit Cares: Superstorm Sandy Relief Effort « Joanne Levy

  2. I’ll bid $35:)

    November 18, 2012 at 11:23 am

  3. knightsofarcadia


    November 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm

  4. $45

    November 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

  5. $50
    Kim Baccellia

    November 23, 2012 at 9:48 pm

  6. jb


    November 25, 2012 at 11:56 pm

  7. Traci Jones


    November 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm

  8. $100

    November 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm

  9. jb


    November 27, 2012 at 10:00 pm

  10. $150

    November 27, 2012 at 10:00 pm

  11. Joanne Levy

    This auction is now closed. The winner is the highest bidder whose comment and high bid are posted directly above this “end of auction” notice (any bids that are posted after this notice are void). If you’re the winner, please make sure your contact information is correct, so I can get a hold of you to let you know you’ve won. Once I confirm to you in an e-mail that you are the high bidder, please make your donation in the amount of your bid to the Red Cross at the link below. Please don’t make your donation until after I confirm to you that you’ve won, just in case.

    Once you have made your donation, please e-mail a copy of your receipt and the name/number of your auction to me at Once I’ve received that, I will get in touch with the donor so you can connect and work out the finer details of your auction.

    If you were not the winner, please consider still making a donation to the Red Cross—every little bit helps!

    Thank you for your donations, efforts and for spreading the word about this important cause.


    November 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    • jb

      Hey Joanne, I know that you’re trying to raise as much money as possible for the auction but I thought the 10 p.m. cut-off meant the first person at 10 p.m. I didn’t realize you meant the last person before 10:01 p.m. :).

      November 27, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      • Joanne Levy

        The highest bid before close is the winner. That`s the fairest way I know how to do this. Thanks for your understanding.

        November 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm

  12. Well played, Pete. #dammit 🙂

    November 27, 2012 at 10:22 pm

  13. Interesting post, seems like the auction proved very popular, good job! 🙂

    December 4, 2012 at 11:55 am

  14. Lori Goldstein

    Anyone interested in having their material copy edited can contact me through Twitter and I’ll work out a discount if you donate! Lori

    December 11, 2012 at 4:03 pm