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Proofreader needed for book manuscript
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  • Posted: Wed, Oct 07, 2009
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Short version: give me a cost estimate for proofreading a manuscript of just under 65,000 words, and if the price is right and it looks from your profile like you'd do a good job, there's a good chance you'll get the job.

Long version: I'm a new author with a small press that does not have sufficient resources for thorough proofreading. I personally proofread the manuscript myself pre-publication, but I have to admit that I'm not a very good proofreader, and now a few months after publication I occasionally hear complains about the lack of proofreading. Luckily, the press I'm with uses a print-on-demand system that allows mistakes to be corrected as they are found. So I need someone to do another proofreading of the book.

Let me make clear that I am looking for someone to correct spelling, grammatical, and punctuation errors, and possibly word choice or missing-word type errors, but NOT anything more substantial. I know that some people on this site advertise that they will keep t...

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