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Editing non-fiction book
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  • Posted: Mon, Sep 19, 2011
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I have a non-fiction book of about 150-200 pages (50 000 words or so) which I am self-publishing via Lightning Source. I need someone to take the text and turn it into a book. This includes proof reading for typos. It also includes keeping an eye on content, such as the flow of the text, and giving comments about how readable it is, how balanced the book is overall. So previous experience editing books would be a big advantage.

I have written several books, so I understand what is required.

Most chapters will be in pretty good shape, with no great changes required (I expect) but one or two chapters might need tidying up.

The book is not technical, but the subject matter is quite specific. It is about how to use intuition during research. It is not necessary to have any knowledge of this area, as any layman will be able to read it.

The editor will receive one chapter or so every few days. The project might take 1-2 months. I will pay by the hour. If you like you can make a total ...

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