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Editorial Services: Re-Opened Science Fiction Book Project

Hello Freelancers,

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"

Other details:

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.

Skills: Editing

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About the Employer:
( 3 reviews ) Redmond, United States

Project ID: #4004506

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Dear sir/madam, I am a highly educated and experienced writer and editor with a passion for books and a love of editing! I have significant experience in line editing. I am meticulous, attentive, and imaginative - also More

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Hello Anthony. Kindly check your inbox for details. Just let me know what you think. Best regards. Marli

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Hello Anthony, I'm not offended by 'liberal doucher'. I'm also a professional editor (as well as an author). I'm fascinated by your project, the rough outline of plot you've provided has already got me excited to read More

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I would be the perfect person for your project. Have Spacesuit Will Travel and Glory Road are two of the novels I grew up with. I'm a libertarian objectivist with a deep love of all things science fiction, and just fin More

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Hello! I have read your posting for line-editor thoroughly and I am not offended by language or your term "liberal doucher". A novel is where free expression can and should be used to its fully extent! I am excruciatin More

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This sounds like such an awesome project! I would love to edit your book. I am a librarian, a published author and a former editorial intern at Hendrickson Publishers. I doubt it will take me 3 weeks to read your book, More

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Hello Anthony, I would love the opportunity to work with you on your line editing project. I believe Lexus and I could become good friends quickly! Ideally the project will move along quicker than the time I'm all More

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As a passionate fiction and non-fiction writer I would embrace this project as an opportunity to assist someone else get a foot on the publishing ladder whilst supplementing my own income. Without having seen the ma More

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Hi there, I'm a well published author and screenwriter. I'm intrigued by the premise of the novel and would seriously enjoy this job. I'm fast, efficient, thorough and communicative. Let. Me know if you'd li More

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Hello, I would like to edit your sicence fiction book. I am a scientist (PhD in Cell Bilogy) who has chosen science communication as a career space. I also undertake editing assignments. I can edit your book More

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Hi Anthony, I am interested in line editing your science fiction manuscript and in earning your repeat business for the other books in your series. Please see PM for more information about the services I can offer.

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I have been an editor for seven years and am a huge science fiction addict. In fact, that is my all-time favorite genre. I have a fast turnaround rate and can provide a finished; fully edited book within a few days. More

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Hello Anthony, I am a Professional Writer with ten years of experience. I am not offended by the way. I've heard much worse believe me. Any way, I have experience with line editing and proofreading and I would love to More

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I really enjoy reading science fiction and watching sci-fi movies, and I'm quick to pick up any plot holes in them! Please see my email and view my profile if you'd like to know more about me.

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Life science writer, no experience in line editing of non-academic project. But I love the way you say about liberals.

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