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Have a non-fiction, psychology-oriented book that needs editing. At the moment it runs to an unwieldy 135,000 words. I am aware that it contains repetition that needs to be edited out, which will make the book shorter and more readable.

I'm looking for an experienced editor who is able to shorten the book by editing out needless repetition without deleting relevant information.

In the first instance, I would like you to test edit the first chapter (about 14,000 words), and so would like a quote for this as well as for editing the complete manuscript. Please give some indication of time scale for 1. Editing first chapter and 2. Editing complete book.

Thank you.

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English Proofreading, Editing
Job ID: 31873179
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