CA Marshall, who is a freelance editor type person, is having a contest over on her blog for Christmas. YAY!
The prize is a substantial edit for an up to 100,000 word MS. Double YAY! (English MS, only, though.)
(This nifty little button should get you there if my coding skills have completely deserted me:)
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Pop on over and see if it sounds like something you'd want to give a try.
And since part of this is what you want/would give for Christmas --
For giving, unless someone tells me something specific, I go the gift card route.
For getting, it's a little weird this year.
If you've read this blog, you know I like vampires, and have since I was a kid. Well, what you don't know (unless you are a stalker and go through my trash) is that the "L" in my name stands for "Laura". At the store the other day, while shopping for cousin-munchkins, I came across "Monster High" in the toy aisle, and their vamp-girl "Draculaura". It's too perfect for inspiration.
Though, I'm fairly certain, even the doll is taller than me. :-P