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Proof reading of a book
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Writing & Translation > Editing & Proofreading

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  • Posted: Sat, Dec 08, 2012
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I'm looking for someone who is a native english speaker with strong editing skills, to proofread my book. It doesn't require any major editing ... simply checking for punctuation and grammar and typos and style consistency.

It has been written by someone who is a telanted writer and has been read and reread numerous times by a couple of people however it needs a once-over by someone who is a professional proof-reader.

This needs to be done manually though, not by a spell checker or grammar checking software.

The book is 30,000 words.

NB. The book is written in a fairly conversational style and I want to keep the conversational tone i.e. I don't want it to adhere to strict style guide grammar so stringently that it looks like an academic thesis by the end of it.

Can you please send an example of some editing/proof reading you have done so I can get a feel for your proof reading/editing style.

Also, can you please give me an idea of timeframe as this job is fairly urgent.

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