Children's Book Editing

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This project is for a unique style of book that involves a storyline that changes depending on choices made by the reader. The text for each of the pages has been written, but may not be properly worded for a young reader. The reading level desired is targeted to be suitable for early readers, ages 7 to 10. There is also a desire to include excitement, intrigue and adventure into the reader’s experience. In other words, take my writings and make them fun!

Each of the 22 pages for the project will be carefully detailed concerning the expectations of the text. Collaborative communication between the editor and employer will involve agreement on the completion of each page and feedback for any needed revisions.

Consider this typical example of a page's text, “Rowing across the water was tiring, but you are encouraged by having arrived at the small island with a moment to rest on the sandy beach. The high rising hillside cliffs in front of you suggest that you could follow the shoreline that disappears around a treacherous but passable rocky shore to the right. You notice markings in the nearby sand that appear to be footprints leading in the other direction towards what looks like a seldom used pathway entering a line of bushes and palm trees. Having regained your strength, you realize it is time to move on, but which way?”

The page’s illustration shows what is described in the text, a boy kneeling in the sand in front of a steep cliff with a beach that ends in a rocky shore to the right and a tree line with a pathway to the left. The reader needs to get a sense of the feeling of being in the boy’s place and facing the decision of choosing a direction. Each of the other 21 pages will be defined by the unique scene presented to the boy (reader) with a selection of movement options illustrated. Each decision will lead the reader to a predetermined page where yet another storyline option is presented. It is most important that the text from one connecting page to another is consistent so that the reader feels as though they are “moving” through the story as it progresses.

All bidders are requested to submit a sample rewriting of the page text example previously described. The intention of the sample editing is to confirm communication capabilities between the bidder and the employer. Reading and writing in English is required for this project in order to collaborate on writing details and ideas. The project will need to be completed within 10 days. Payment will be made using the Milestone Payment System.

If you are interested in bidding on this project, and you think that you have the imaginative skills to improve a story that will thrill the audio senses of young children, then please submit your bid along with a PM including your suggested rewording of the sample text. Thank you for considering this project.

Skills: Book Writing, Editing, Fiction, Ghostwriting, Proofreading

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About the Employer:
( 6 reviews ) Little Rock, United States

Project ID: #1455302

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workingnaman

Having the strong conviction that the gentle art of story telling can do wonders and move people, I would be glad to do this for you. Young impressionistic minds need just the right words to create those feelings and i More

$100 USD in 10 days
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35 freelancers are bidding on average $113 for this job

writeimpressions

Good morning and thanks for the opportunity to bid. I'm an experienced writer-editor and my teenagers were dead keen on the Monkey Island games when they were in the 7-11 age bracket. I'd like to submit a sample, but p More

$100 USD in 7 days
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lauriewolf

This sounds like a fun and challenging assignment. Please see pm for further details and my sample. Thank you.

$100 USD in 7 days
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AshleighJulia

Hello! I'd love to help you with your book. I loved, loved, loved the "choose your own adventure" books as a child and am excited about the idea of helping you with yours. I have had a lot of experience writing More

$90 USD in 5 days
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gr8creations

Immediately available. I am a published author of children's books, a voice artist and have a fully equipped studio offering a suite of services. Please refer to my Private Message for details and your re-written story More

$550 USD in 30 days
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dewgirl0722

I have a background in publishing and work as an editor and a ghostwriter (and a proofreader, when asked). I would appreciate this opportunity; thank you for asking.

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academicmania

I am a teacher by profession and a writer by avocation. I have been proofreading for 9 years and writing for publication since I was in high school. I started proofreading for my mother, who was a writer, when I was in More

$100 USD in 2 days
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linkmanjusha

Hi, I am a freelance content and technical writer with more than 6 years experience in writing and editing. I would love to work on this project. I can finish it within deadline with acceptable quality. Please see the More

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mrsfitz

Choose me to proofread and edit your children's book. I am a qualified (Dip Edit)and experienced proofreader and copy editor.I also have a BA in English and teach this subject at a local high school. I live in New Zeal More

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Hecata

Hello there. No fancy shmancy qualifications, but I am an English major in college who spends a lot of her time with kids. I write constantly, and I am with kids constantly! I think I would be perfect for this. I've PM More

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Red8965

Hey, I just read your post, and you project seems like a fascinating idea. I'm a naive English speaker, currently in college. I have also taken advanced courses in English. I have years of both creative and academic wr More

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raimi

Hi, I am interested in working on your project .Please check the Pm for the revised sample. :)

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RNyen

Hello, this seems like a fascinating project! I have experience editing several children's books. I also run a YA and Middle Grade book review blog, so I spend a lot of time with children's books. See PM for details. More

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BrittanyBeard

I have experience in freelance writing, editing and journalism. Thus far, I have edited biographies, essays, manuscripts, short stories, blog entries, interviews, and university journals. My copy writing experience is More

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crankyrayhanky

I have 15 years experience teaching in the K-8 environment. I currently teach Middle School Language Arts while working on my own children's stories. I am a big fan of the "choice" literacy technique; please check your More

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katiemaya666

Please see my private message for rewrite. I am very qualified to work with you on this project. I am excited for the potential opportunity.

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salliedrake

This sounds like such a fantastic project! My two boys would be thrilled to have such adventure stories to read. Please see my ideas below for reworking the given text. I look forward to working with you. "The waves More

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Nicola66

I am a teacher and know the audience level of your book. I have excellent skills in spelling and editing work.

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SaraswatiS

Hi, Would be interested in working on the project. Details in PM. Regards.

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Dimitra88

I would like to post my bid on this project. I am a reliable, honest and hard worker, with native reading and writing skills in English. I am always more than capable of meeting deadlines both on time and with quality More

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Dtref

I have excellent diction, grammar, punctuation and spelling. I know I can give you a finished product that you will like. My Bid details are in my PM. Thank you for considering my bid.

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