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Lynette Patterson | Elance
 
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Lynette Patterson

Developmental Editor, Copy Editor, Re-Writer
   United States
  |   Morristown, TN
  |  2:55 pm Local Time

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Minimum Hourly Rate $20

Although I'm new to Elance, I'm an old soul in the editing world. Here's a few reasons why you can trust me with your 'baby':

-I've published four non-fiction and three fiction books, and am a best-selling author in both genres. I understand the writing and publishing process and can support you in moving your manuscript forward.
-With over fifteen years of writing, proofing and editing experience, I have a keen eye for finding misplaced words. More importantly, I hone sentences into paragraphs and chapters that flow easily. This leads...

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Portfolio

Developmental Editor
Developmental Editing, Proofreading on each book of this series
Developmental editing, line editing, proofreading
Developmental editing, line editing, proofreading
Line editing, proofreading, formatting
Developmental editing, line editing, proofreading

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As a published author, I've been in your shoes and understand the anxiety inducing mind-mush you most likely feel right now. You've read and re-read your manuscript, given it to your cousin’s English teacher to proof, and begged all your friends to give their 'honest' opinion. But you know deep inside that editing involves more than finding typos and correcting punctuation. You know you need a professional, but are just not sure who to trust.

In this package, I provide two complete edits of your book:

First Edit – Developmental and Style
In the first pass of your edits, I’ll provide an in-depth view of the structure of your book, addressing chapter-by-chapter and scene-by-scene issues such as:

-Character development
-Story order
-Clarity
-Plot holes
-‘Telling’ versus ‘showing’
-Head hopping
-Tense issues
-Pacing

Second Edit – Proofreading
Once your manuscript is refined during the first pass, all that’s left is to make sure all the pesky typos and punctuation errors are eliminated. Should you use ‘which’ or ‘that’ in your sentence? Are you going there, their, or they’re? And for goodness sake, does the punctuation mark go before or after the quote? There are a zillion little things that will need to be fixed in order for your reader to have a flawless reading experience. I’ll correct them for you.

Still not sure? Test the author/editor relationship with a free book editing sample and discover firsthand the type of errors and issue I will find. Simply submit...

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Education

East Tennessee State University
Bachelor of Business Administration
1988 - 1990
Walters State Community College
Associate
1986 - 1988
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romance book
erotica book
book editing
copy editing
fiction editing
non-fiction editing
developmental editing
proofreading
Re-Writing
line edit
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