Ekta R. Garg
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  • Champaign, IL
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Jan 10, 2013
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"Hi, everyone! Just got this interesting invite to join Facebook's newest site about books. Here's the link: http://l.aunch.us/2HYY"
Oct 22, 2012
Ekta R. Garg replied to jeff herman's discussion DO YOU USE AGENTS AND IN-HOUSE EDITORS FOR GIGS? in the group Freelance Editors
"I wish I could work with agents and maybe with a publishing house.  I only started freelancing my editing services last year, so I don't think I've been in the business long enough to make those connections.  Maybe someday!…"
Oct 4, 2012
Ekta R. Garg replied to jeff herman's discussion IS IT MORE IMPORTANT TO BE A GOOD WRITER, OR SOMEONE WHO ENJOYS WRITING? in the group Fiction
"If a person doesn't enjoy writing, why would s/he be considered a writer in the first place? I just finished reading an article that confirms, to a certain extent, the "it's not what you know, it's who you know" theory of…"
Oct 3, 2012
Ekta R. Garg replied to jeff herman's discussion HOW DO YOU MAKE STUFF UP? in the group Fiction
"I love playing the "What if" game -- What if a woman has an affair with a married man, and they get into a car accident together -- and he dies?  Where does that leave the mistress -- and the wife?  What if the mistress goes to…"
Sep 25, 2012
Ekta R. Garg replied to jeff herman's discussion DO YOU DO YOUR OWN TAXES? in the group Freelance Editors
"When we first got married, we did our own taxes because they were straightforward.  We didn't have any investments or anything complicated coming right out of the gate.  As the years have progressed, my husband's income has gone…"
Sep 25, 2012
Ekta R. Garg commented on Deborah Herman's group Fiction
"Hi, Christie.  I'm going to throw my hat into the ring :> -- in addition to being a writer, I'm also an editor and would love to talk more about your project, including giving you a complimentary sample edit.  Check out my…"
Sep 24, 2012
Ekta R. Garg replied to jeff herman's discussion WILL YOU RAISE OR LOWER YOUR RATES? in the group Freelance Editors
"Because I have just completed my first year as a freelancer, I've learned a lot so that I will be adjusting my rates as of Oct. 1 to more accurately reflect the amount of time that goes into my editing and what it's worth in terms of…"
Sep 20, 2012
Ekta R. Garg replied to jeff herman's discussion CAN POORLY WRITTEN BOOKS SELL A LOT OF COPIES? in the group Fiction
"I suppose, though, Evangeline, that by the standards you've set by the authors you've mentioned, most of us would fall short! :>  I guess that's part of the downside of the technology age -- all this texting, etc. has made the…"
Aug 29, 2012
Ekta R. Garg replied to jeff herman's discussion CAN POORLY WRITTEN BOOKS SELL A LOT OF COPIES? in the group Fiction
"I haven't read Fifty Shades (and have no intention to,) and I bought a paperback copy of Twilight that I bought from the library for 50 cents that I wanted to read (just to see what the hype is.)  But, Evangeline, I have to take exception…"
Aug 26, 2012
Ekta R. Garg replied to jeff herman's discussion CAN POORLY WRITTEN BOOKS SELL A LOT OF COPIES? in the group Fiction
"While I haven't read it myself, a lot of people have complained about the quality of the writing in Fifty Shades of Grey.  And yet it's sold so many copies because of the subject matter.  I guess if you add enough sex or violence…"
Aug 24, 2012
Ekta R. Garg replied to jeff herman's discussion IS THIS YOUR FULL-TIME JOB? in the group Freelance Editors
"I agree with Dick.  An aspiring writer myself, I find an immense satisfaction in helping others who share this craft and want to get better.  I've only been freelancing as an editor for a year, but I love it -- and I used to say, many…"
Aug 15, 2012
Ekta R. Garg replied to jeff herman's discussion HOW DETERMINED ARE YOU TO GET PUBLISHED? in the group Fiction
"I appreciate your kind, gracious words, Martha, as well as your interest in my blog.  I look forward to staying in touch.  Have a wonderful week!"
Jul 22, 2012
Ekta R. Garg replied to jeff herman's discussion HOW DETERMINED ARE YOU TO GET PUBLISHED? in the group Fiction
"I would be honored to help you on your writing journey!  As a writer myself, I know how crucial it is for one to garner support for one's craft.  All the best to you!"
Jul 22, 2012

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Prairie Sky Publishing
Website
http://prairieskypublishing.com
What do you do?
Writer, Freelance Editor, Publisher, Other
If you answered other, Please Specify
indie author
What school did you attend?
Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
What is your hometown?
Myrtle Beach, SC
What are some of your interests?
Music, Writing, Reading, Food, Travel

The Write Edge: A Professional Platform

Hello, everyone!  My name is Ekta Garg, and I use my blog, The Write Edge, as my professional writing platform.  I have been writing since I was a child, and with two degrees in journalism I have received the best training in the technical aspects of writing.

But my heart has always been in creative writing, and I originally launched my blog as the impetus for rewriting my first novel.  I am now posting it piece by piece on a weekly basis in a separate blog for a small but dedicated readership.  Here is the synopsis for the novel:

First-generation American Priya Malhotra realizes her definition of "being Indian" is drastically different from her parents' definition when they try to arrange her marriage.  As she embarks on an emotional separation from everyone (including best guy friend, Raj,) Priya discovers that to understand her cultural identity, first she'll have to find out who she is.

As I work on my own writing, I also enjoy helping those in the writing fraternity pursue their own dreams by offering my professional editing skills for hire.

My main blog is at: thewriteedge.wordpress.com.

My book review blog is at: thewriteedgebookshelf.wordpress.com.

My parenting blog is at: thewriteedgegrowthchart.wordpress.com.

And I am happy to add interested writers to the novel blog at: americankismet.wordpress.com.

I tell people I write because this is where my heart beats the loudest, and I hope one day to give others the opportunity to hear that rhythm by getting published.

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At 1:02pm on June 8, 2012, Anjali Paul said…

Dear Ekta,

Thank you for your friend request. I am sorry, I do not have review copies available, but if you contact the publisher they may send you a copy. The publisher is JustFiction Edition and the contact email is h.meyer@justfiction-edition.com. The lady is called Hanna Meyer and she is a really nice person - she may be able to help you.

Warm regards,

Anjali.

At 2:48am on March 6, 2012, Meenu Mehrotra said…

So I was right Ekta. We do have chatted earlier.  Now the reason why I was wanting to wait for the review was that I DO NOT HAVE A PRINTED COPY of my book with me. Its in the final stages of proofing. I would love to have the review before the book is released. Let me know of another way. Thanks. Meenu

At 2:17am on January 5, 2012, Meenu Mehrotra said…

Hi Ekta,

Do send me links of some of your reviews and let me know how does it work- mean how much time do you require to review and how do you charge etc.

Cheers!

Meenu

At 5:21pm on January 3, 2012, Janis Monroe said…
Thanks so much for offering to review my work. I will definiately consider that. Thank you!

Janis
 
 
 

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