The project is a romance novel of 80,000 words entitled "The Love of a Plain Woman." The work is complete and needs final editing, proofreading etc for the usual reasons. The bidder really needs to be a USA English speaking person because there is a fair amount of contemporary dialog from street slang, to staid educated, to hip and cynic. A highly educated UK reader who read part of the manuscript missed some of the USA nuances and could not have successfully handled this project. I am a USA/New Zealand English speaker and sometimes slip from one to the other without realizing it. I can't trust myself.
The budget is regrettably low, but I am prone to bad conscience motivations and I would likely sell the family copper and make a bonus payment for impressive work.
The novel is written in a male first person voice, but the readership will be overwhelmingly female. For this reason female bidders may hold an advantage.
There are twenty-five chapters and in addition to editing/proofing I would like a sixty to eighty word evaluation of each chapter: what worked, what didn't and possible improvements.
23 freelancers are bidding on average $5/hour for this job
Hi there! Local Aussie! I am a professional creative writer/editor/proofreader with 20 years experience in the publishing industry both for the local market and abroad. Please see PM for more details. Thank you.
I am great at reading and writing and fluent with speaking American English having lived and studied in the US for several years. I am also writing my own novel currently.
Greetings! I'm a lifelong USA English speaker and English lit. major and former English teacher and reporter. I'd be happy to work with you on this project. Best wishes.