I just let go of my editor due to an inability to deliver and poor communication. Her loss is your gain!
This bid is for a LINE EDIT of a 107,000 word science fiction manuscript. The manuscript has already gone through a development/substantive edit. It is NOT for Proofreading, although grammatical corrections are welcome. I plan to have a separate bid for a proofreader, a person seeing the manuscript for the first time.
What I expect: I expect a line editor to find plot holes, limited characterization, bad chapter pacing, boring dialog, factual errors, poor character voicing and syntactical problems.
DO bid on my project if:
**You like and have experience line editing
**You like science fiction
**You like libertarian-style science fiction, like something you would read from the publisher Baen. Robert Heinlein to your is a hero.
DO NOT bid on my project if:
**You reply to bids with a copy and paste.
**You don't read projects and reply with a copy and paste
**You send me copy and paste email (do you detect a theme here?)
**You hate science fiction
**You are a liberal doucher who hates libertarian concepts in books
**You are offended by the words "liberal doucher"
This is the first book of a series. While each book is connected, each also stands alone. If you win this bid and do an awesome job and we click, I will be very inclined to hire you for developmental/substantive and line editing in the future.
Do not underbid, nor provide unrealistic project completion dates.
Here is what the book is about:
Investigator Lexus Toulouse, ex-soldier extreme, learns she must find a war-era serial killer.
Soon after, Lexus finds her Libido Generator is on the fritz, her old warship wants to “get back together” and her impromptu partner, Scott, seems to be displaying peculiar mental abilities while stirring the odd romantic feelings in her. She doesn’t want odd romantic feelings. She already has four husbands!
The case takes a turn for the worse when she mistakenly plugs herself into a simulation of the murders. Now memories of the terrible war surface and it all comes crashing down on her sanity. She wants to do the right thing, but if the right thing is bringing back the soldier she buried deep within herself, can she ever go back to her quiet postwar existence? She struggles to overcome her no-win choice: keep her sanity, or catch the killer.