Game text English editing - 1950s style


We need a native English speaking editor to check and modify the text, dialogs, documents etc. in our video game in casual adventure genre. There are approximately 200 dialog sentences in narrative sequences; 100 commentaries spoken by the main character and around 30 documents (e.g. letters, newspaper articles, brochures, letters etc) that will play role in the presentation of the story to the player and will also supply clues. These were written by non native English speaking people so we believe a professional touch is necessary to `wax` them and to add some humor.

The game takes place in the 1950s so the style of the text should have some elements in 1950s style, i.e. using some of the famous words, sayings, citations, idioms of the era, but with moderation. Once more, a touch of humor is a must.

The dialogs that will be edited belong to a male character from New York in his late 30s, who is relaxed, calm but fun character who is able to laugh at himself.

The documents that will be edited are from the 1920s and the 1950s from Russia and Brazil, but in English.

All of the concerned text together with the story and background will be supplied after preliminary quotation for exact pricing.

Skills: Article Rewriting, Copywriting, Editing, Proofreading

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Experienced creative copywriter/editor/proofreader. Please see PM. Thanks.

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Hi, I am interested in your project and I believe I would be able to help you out. Please check your PMB for bid details and samples.

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As a writer who has just finished a Masters Program in Creative Nonfiction, I think I have great experience with working with documents from a specific time period. Similarly, I am familiar with the ins and outs of com More

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Dear Sir/Madam, I am a native English speaker who is an experienced proofreader and copy editor. I would like to apply for your job editing English game text. Please see my PM for details of my bid. Best wishe More

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What an interesting project! I have edited period pieces, and so I understand the importance of getting the language just right. Jargon from the '50s and oft used writing terms (for the newspaper articles) shouldn't be More

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Good afternoon! Not only is English my native language, but I am a native New Yorker born in the 1950's. I am quite familiar with the vernacular and popular culture of that time, down to the newspapers, TV and radio st More

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A highly experienced secondary school English and History teacher who has spent her professional life researching and writing as well as proofreading and editing submissions would love to work for you. My work is accu More

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Expect 100% accuracy and readability from this project when hiring me as your editor. I am a native english speaker with extensive editorial experience. I would like the opportunity to turn your material into an enjoya More

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Hi I am a professional editor and proofreader,very creative imagination when it comes to writing.I am available immeidately.Thanks and best regards,Dora

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I'm an experienced and creative advertising copywriter born and based in Australia. Big fan of adventure and role playing games and can refine and inject some character into your content.

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I have had extensive experience proofreading various articles and furthermore as a historian I have a good knowledge of the time period and what exactly it involved. See my PM for more details.

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Hi Joe, We are very interested in your project. We are a group of freelancers with experience and expertise in specific areas of knowledge working together. Gaming has been something that is very close to our team a More

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I would love to help you on this project, the setting sound great and I've got a good sense of humour (which is needed for Adventure games I believe) and I can tweak dialog to add a touch of sarcasm or anything else ne More

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Hi. I'm a professional writer based in New England, US. I'm an avid fan of films from the 50s and also an avid casual game player. One of the things that irks me most when playing is poor English translation, poor edit More

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Not only am I an experienced writer (having worked in New York, London, Sydney and Singapore,) but I'm also a huge gaming fan (I own an x-box, a Playstation, and numerous mobile phone apps - Valor being my current favo More

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Native English speaker with a Master's degree; I am currently working as an adjunct professor in multiple US 4 year college History departments. I am well versed in reading student papers and proofing them for upper le More

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Dear Sir, I cherish English writing/editing/proof reading and my published materials justify my worth. If you entrust me with job, I will live upto your expectations. Regards, Ashwani Dewan SAMPLE Page More

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I work with a number of gameing clients including Nancy Drew, Rift, Star Trek On-Line and many others. Here's an example of a cut scene from Spain I localized for the US. More

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Well I'm 63 and it is my prerogative that I can talk,write,think and sleep 1950's style. Best wishes

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Hello, as a disabled former college professor I can assure you a quality deliverable. My mature age will also help to assure your attention to detail in referencing period language.

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I am ready to begin.

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