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Kyle Sharpe | Elance
 
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Kyle Sharpe

Expert in Narrative Structure and Editing
   United States
  |   Lanexa, VA
  |  12:39 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

"I wish I could give Kyle a 6 out of 5, or possibly a 10. His critique was well structured and exactly what I needed. He flagged several major issues within my story and, most importantly, provided me with various leads and ideas to solve these problems. I highly recommend him, and look forward to working with him on my next book.”

“Kyle was absolutely fantastic. He immediately understood our project and completed the work on time with immaculate quality. If anybody is considering using him, I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

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Jul 17, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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4.9
Dec 3, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Dec 1, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Nov 26, 2014|Creative Writing|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

Worked closely with Ms. Comby and provided an in-depth critique of her book "Ruby...
Worked closely with Ms. Comby and provided an in-depth critique of her book...
I worked closely with Ms. Comby on her third installment of the Neve and Egan cases to...
Provided an extensive edit for J.R. Cleveland's "Zombie Rock" as well as...
I worked with O.N. Stefan extensively to provide a developmental edit to The Deadly...
Provided a thorough edit of ten science fiction short stories for Krishna Kumar. If...
Thoroughly edited as well as provided story suggestions for Krishna Kumar's second...
I was hired by the Korean American Student Association at Virginia Tech to write a play...
Provided an edit for I.M. Lerner's children's book, "The Secret Under the...

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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I've found that two services beyond any others are most helpful when working with authors. The first is editing. If a reader puts your book down in frustration due to misspelled words, grammatical errors, and formatting issues, they'll never get to the chewy part of the story. You know, the reason you wrote the whole thing!

Secondly, the story has to be great. Many people can provide a good line edit, but providing intelligent and comprehensive story notes requires extensive study, study which I've undertaken. Some of my influences include Lajos Egri's "The Art of Dramatic Writing," Robert McKee's "Story," and Brian McDonald's "Invisible Ink."

Remember, history textbooks are grammatically perfect. They have a ton of great story to choose from. But have you ever seen a history textbook being sold in a bookstore? Of course not! It's because they're well edited but the narrative design is terrible! Facts don't sell. Stories do.

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Education

University of Colorado Boulder
Comic Books and Graphic Novels
- 2014
Fachhochschule Potsdam, Iversity
The Future of Storytelling
- 2014
Vanderbilt University, Coursera
Online Games: Literature, New Media and Narrative
- 2013
Virginia Tech
Bachelor of Arts in English - Creative Writing
2007 - 2012
Virginia Tech
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts
2007 - 2012
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Creative Writing
Fiction
Storytelling
Narrative Structure
Proofreading
Line Editing
Content Editing
Story
Consultation
Dramatic Writing
Editing
Ghostwriting
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