Fantasy novel series in need of an avid editor

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $90
  • Entries Received: 27
  • Winner: johnevans69

Contest Brief

Greetings,

I have been working on a fantasy novel series for a year now. The book is written in my native language (Persian) and I have started translating it to English recently. Since my English writing skill does not meet the novel-level quality I am looking for an editor who can not only edit, but re-write and increase the quality of the text up to accepted literature standards.

To get the job you have to be well read in the fantasy genre and do your magic on the attached sample (2 pages). Please write a bit about yourself too and the price per page you are expecting from this job.

Winner of the contest will get the job.

Feel free to ask any questions.

Facts:
- First volume would be ~500 pages.
- Project might take up to 1 year to finish. I will feed you work gradually as I translate.
- Whether you get credited as 'Editor' in the published novel is uncertain.

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Public Clarification Board

  • paulkohler
    paulkohler
    • 4 years ago

    That was a good read. Congratulations! You deserve it.

    • 4 years ago
  • CarolMcKenzie
    CarolMcKenzie
    • 4 years ago

    Congratulations to the winner. I wish you both good luck with the novel.

    • 4 years ago
  • abeerabbasi
    abeerabbasi
    • 4 years ago

    I have edited you content in Microsoft Word and this website requires pictures to put up in contests. Can I e-mail you the edited content? If yes, kindly give me your e-mail.

    • 4 years ago
    1. abeerabbasi
      abeerabbasi
      • 4 years ago

      your*

      • 4 years ago
    2. paulkohler
      paulkohler
      • 4 years ago

      Export as jpg. I think that's what we're meant to do for the contest.

      • 4 years ago
  • paulkohler
    paulkohler
    • 4 years ago

    I haven't submitted yet, but I have a couple questions: 1. Would you prefer English, or American English? 2. Does the sentence beginning, "Once the prestigious..." refer to the whole Royal Guard, or only the runaways?

    • 4 years ago
    1. paulkohler
      paulkohler
      • 4 years ago

      For the latter question, I mean the second to last sentence on the last page.

      • 4 years ago
    2. CGArch
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      1. No preference
      2. Whole Royal Guard
      Thank you :)

      • 4 years ago
  • FreyCloudseer
    FreyCloudseer
    • 4 years ago

    I understand that it is for your own personal tastes, but I would very much like to know what it is you disliked about my entry. I think others would feel the same. The last thing I want is to be ignorant of what went wrong with my entry for future attempts at acquiring work.

    • 4 years ago
    1. CGArch
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      I'm sorry but I can't put the time to write down a fair explanation for the reasons behind of each of the entries rejection. But I will put up the final winner and you'll be able to compare your own work to that.

      • 4 years ago
  • CGArch
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    To answer Samantha and maybe others, rejections are mostly based on chemistry and my own personal taste.The quality of submitted works, Samantha included, is well above expectations.

    • 4 years ago
    1. Samantha237
      Samantha237
      • 4 years ago

      Oh, so it's more of a personal preference issue then? Well, that's too bad, was hoping we could work together. T.T. You sure it wasn't to your liking? Oh well, thank you for your time and consideration anyways. Hope we might be able to work together on future projects together.:)

      • 4 years ago
    2. FotisManos
      FotisManos
      • 4 years ago

      Oh well.. Good luck!

      • 4 years ago
  • Samantha237
    Samantha237
    • 4 years ago

    AH! Not again. Sorry. Anyways, I just wanted to ask why I got rejected? Just as a learning point. :)

    • 4 years ago
  • CGArch
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    To contestants with multiple entries please remove all besides your main.

    • 4 years ago
  • Donnamurphyrn
    Donnamurphyrn
    • 4 years ago

    What does the red heart mean? Should I change something?

    • 4 years ago
    1. CGArch
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      It means you or someone else has "liked" your submission.

      • 4 years ago
  • bookishoussama
    bookishoussama
    • 4 years ago

    I am in. I am writer by myself

    • 4 years ago
  • CGArch
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    I will not rate any of the samples. I will keep what I liked to dicuss the terms and will reject the rest.

    • 4 years ago
  • gpstberg
    gpstberg
    • 4 years ago

    I've looked at your sample. It will be faster and easier for everyone if you don't write this but instead tell it to someone. If you force someone to edit a machine's translations, this job will never end and you'll go through several editors. The writing makes no sense right now as it is. You have quite the task on your hands. Good luck!

    • 4 years ago
    1. FotisManos
      FotisManos
      • 4 years ago

      Oh the other hand, I had no trouble following it.

      • 4 years ago
    2. CGArch
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Thank you for your suggestion gpstberg, but this is how it is. Although I am not sure how can I tell 500 pages of a story to someone without writing anything :)

      • 4 years ago
  • hodachallita
    hodachallita
    • 4 years ago

    I am sorry, but I am new on this contest. I did not understahnd if you liked my entry or not. Please clarify. Thanks a lot.

    • 4 years ago
  • Manjul5
    Manjul5
    • 4 years ago

    Okay! We respect your decision. If you deem it appropriate, could you rate the works?

    • 4 years ago
  • CGArch
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    I won't be choosing a winner before contest time ends.

    • 4 years ago
  • haris100
    haris100
    • 4 years ago

    Please wait till the contest time ends

    • 4 years ago
  • beccaboo12
    beccaboo12
    • 4 years ago

    Hi, I just submitted my entry! Your novel looks really interesting.

    • 4 years ago
  • doubletwo
    doubletwo
    • 4 years ago

    I hope there is still time to submit entries!!

    • 4 years ago
  • FreyCloudseer
    FreyCloudseer
    • 4 years ago

    *salutes* I believe I would be a good choice for this job. There is not much more to say.

    • 4 years ago
  • johnevans69
    johnevans69
    • 4 years ago

    Hi - I've just submitted an entry to your competition. Obviously I hope you like what I've done but even if not I would really appreciate some feedback once you've had the time to look it over. I hope you find someone to help you with this project. :-)

    • 4 years ago
  • LewisWM
    LewisWM
    • 4 years ago

    If you have any comments on your favourites of the editing jobs I'm sure we'd all love to hear them. :) I'd love to discuss the book with you.

    • 4 years ago
    1. CGArch
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      I will provide comments in the next few days.

      • 4 years ago
    2. LewisWM
      LewisWM
      • 4 years ago

      Thanks a bunch. Really looking forward to it.

      • 4 years ago
  • mala255
    mala255
    • 4 years ago

    can i join contest if you still not announce winner?

    • 4 years ago
  • anuja1989
    anuja1989
    • 4 years ago

    Hi, I just submitted my entry. I am awaiting for your comments on my work. :) Thanks.

    • 4 years ago
  • haris100
    haris100
    • 4 years ago

    90$ for a one year project?

    • 4 years ago
    1. CGArch
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      $90 is only for this contest (2 pages)

      • 4 years ago
    2. haris100
      haris100
      • 4 years ago

      wow. i m sorry i misunderstood.

      • 4 years ago
  • asadrmansoori
    asadrmansoori
    • 4 years ago

    Hi, i will join the contest as soon as possible. it is interesting contest.

    • 4 years ago
  • mathewdominic
    mathewdominic
    • 4 years ago

    On the job

    • 4 years ago
    1. CGArch
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Excellent.

      • 4 years ago
  • jhnsayn
    jhnsayn
    • 4 years ago

    word doesnt want to open file. can u email it to me.

    • 4 years ago
    1. CGArch
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      File is perfectly fine. Please try again.

      • 4 years ago
  • CGArch
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Thank you all for your submissions so far. Sadly most of them are hard to read due to lack of proper resolution. Please try to convert your DOC files into JPG files using tools like http://www.zamzar.com/convert/doc-to-jpg/ and send them again.

    • 4 years ago
    1. ianyates72
      ianyates72
      • 4 years ago

      You can also save them as a .PDF in Word then convert to .jpg in Adobe. This gives a decent resolution also.

      • 4 years ago
    2. LewisWM
      LewisWM
      • 4 years ago

      Alternatively, import them to Publisher and export as a .jpg for printing.

      • 4 years ago
  • Manjul5
    Manjul5
    • 4 years ago

    Converted the file and uploaded also. :)

    • 4 years ago
  • Audreyvr
    Audreyvr
    • 4 years ago

    I have converted the file and will upload - I think it has to be done one page at a time. The conversion doesn't include the comments that I had made in Word.

    • 4 years ago

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