Good editor? I'd like to think I was brilliant...but doesn't everyone on Elance say that? I'm a fussy reader, and therefore I'll go the extra mile to make sure your book's the best it can be.
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Show me your manuscript, and let's negotiate what I'll do and for how much, from proofreading to substantive.
Sep 2, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$150|Working
Jul 15, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$99|Completed
Jul 8, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$27|Completed
Jun 29, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$600|Completed
If you're a believer in "You get what you pay for", you want to hire me. I offer a range of editing, from proofreading to substantive and line editing.
If you don't mind your darling precious baby manuscript being handed back to you as a pathetic sodden handful of confetti, along with the equivalent of a college thesis in comments on how to put it back together, you want to hire me. (Though rest assured: I'll be constructive and kind.)
Now for the meat of what I do.
I specialize in fiction, from series to stand-alone novels to novellas and short stories, but do work on non-fiction as well.
The exact amount and speed will vary from project to project so I'm reluctant to give a specific price until I've seen a sample of the manuscript.
I'm a librarian. I've been a librarian for twenty years, and worked as a reference librarian for fifteen, concentrating on collection development and readers' advisory.
Why do "readers' advisory" librarians make good editors? Why should you care that I did collection development (and what the heck are those two things?)
I'm the person that library patrons asked "I've read all your books by X, Y and Z. What do I read next?" I'm the person who selected books for the library to purchase. (Well, specifically non-fiction.)
I'm a fast reader. I'm a skilled reader. I've read so much that I can not only distinguish spelling errors from typos in the snap of a singer...er, finger, I notice possible mischaracterization and inconsistency on the...
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