Editing of a 30,000 word novel

Budget $250 - $750 AUD
Bids 27
Average Bid $344

I need a proof reader who is also able to make editing suggestions for a 30,000 word book of an adult nature. The book is about the internet dating scene and the experience of one man and his numerous 'encounters' over the past 3 years.

The writing style is laid back and slightly humorous. We would like to keep it this way.

We want 0 spelling mistakes and for it to be reasonably grammatically correct. However grammatical correctness should not come at the expense of readability, nor should it hinder the free flowing, easy to read style in which this book is written.

GOAL: We want the book to get this book published (doesn't everyone?) so it needs to be good enough to present to potential publishers. We also want to create this as an e-book (Kindle) as sales through this medium are probably more realistic. So aim for 'ready to submit to publisher' standard.

EXPERIENCE: I am looking for someone to edit the book but also someone who can ensure there are no spelling mistakes. If you have experience in editing then you are well on the way to being awarded this project. If in addition to this you have some proof reading experience/skills that you can bring to this project then your prospects of being awarded this project will be greatly enhanced.

SELL TO ME: I want you to sell me on why you should get this project. Price is very important to me. I am looking for the best value for money I can find for my client so give me your most competitive quote.

TIMEFRAME: I would like this to be completed within 2 weeks of being awarded. Should be ample time. Please feel free to ask any questions. I am happy to shoot you through a sample page if required.

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  • AccurateAndFast Profile Picture


    Surrey,  Canada

    As the owner of Bullseye Editorial Services, my main goal is to provide clients with unique and compelling content. We have a long list of satisfied clients worldwide that continues to grow. I'm very passionate about the written word and believe that words can motivate, educate or persuade the reader when used effectively. My portfolio includes writing SEO articles, Web content, ebooks and product descriptions and editing manuscripts, business manuals, academic papers, online content, and complex technical documents. We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction and a quick turnaround!

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    Loughborough,  United Kingdom

    As a native English speaker educated to post-graduate standard, I worked as a teacher for fifteen years, gaining numerous promotions and accolades. For the past four years I have been working from home, putting my English skills to use as a proofreader. My feedback ratings and high number of repeat clients attest to my ability and the very high quality of all of my work (both US and UK English). Repeat business is so successful that I now have a steady stream of regular work, so I am unlikely to bid on smaller jobs. However, I particularly enjoy proofreading fiction novels and I will always accept any job that interests me, whether it's a great fiction manuscript from a first-time author or a website for a non-profit organisation. Whatever the job, flawless English, delivered punctually, is guaranteed.

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    Batley,  United Kingdom

    I am a full time student wanting to make a little extra money through proof reading and writing. I achieved an A grade in English language and literature as well as completing proofreading and editing projects for a prestigious English university.

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    Chennai,  India

    Qualified and Experienced individual who can deliver a Quality job. Vast experience in several fields

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    Olean,  United States

    I have a bachelors degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. I have been writing, editing and proofreading for several years for local businesses and at an entertainment magazine. Strong background in communicating with customers to resolve problems and promote business growth. Skilled at learning new concepts quickly, working well under pressure, and communicating ideas clearly and effectively.

    Copywriting, Data Entry, Research, and Proofreading

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    Saint Cloud,  United States

    I am a 27 year old male residing in Saint Cloud, MN. I study Physics at Saint Cloud State University (United States) and my hobbies include music, computers, and involvement in education.

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    Irving,  Costa Rica

    A Native US/Canadian English Speaker/Writer I am a novelist and short story writer in different genres as well as an experienced ghostwriter. I have extensive experience with proofreading and editing and ebook/book publishing. As well, I have a graphic design background and am skilled in Photoshop and various DTP programs. I am also an expert transcriber of english with a capability of handling strongly accented English.

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    Chicago,  United States

    Any past designs, writings, or any other work is available upon request! My portfolio can be found at http://joewarnimont.com/ Writing Experience: I write articles for various topics such as entertainment, travel, cooking and finance on article directories, blogs and websites such as Ezinearticles.com, entertainmentscribe.com and several Indiana University websites.  I also write content for the Re/Max Central (Chicago) website and consistently contribute to a handful of entertainment and technology blogs. Email Marketing Experience: Fore! Reservations Marketing Account Manager * Email design using html and Photoshop * Database building * Copywriting and editing * Promotion creation * Integration with current marketing/advertising efforts * Introduce and integrate new marketing efforts.  Ie.  Mobile booking, online tee times, awards, contests, The Blooming Artists Agency Email Marketing Campaign Campus MovieFest Email Marketing Campaign Re/Max Central Email Marketing Wordpress/Design/HTML Experience: I have designed a template library of over 600 html email templates for golf courses throughout the country. Design and maintenance of numerous WordPress sites, including themes for a boy scout troop, local swimming pool, Campus MovieFest, Blooming Artists Agency, The Indiana Student Cinema Guild and Re/Max Central. Areas of Expertise: * Email Marketing * Graphic design * Html writing and editing * Copywriting * Blogging * Fiction Writing * Article Writing * WordPress Design and Functionality * Photography * Video Production Highly Experienced With The Following Software: * Adobe Photoshop * Adobe In Design * Adobe Premiere * Adobe Dreamweaver * Microsoft Word * Microsoft Excel * Microsoft Access * Microsoft PowerPoint

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    Bangalore,  India

    I am a software engineer with 7 years of experience. I want to build my confidence around my passion for writing and articulating.

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    Bay City,  United States

    I have been a full-time editor for 26 years. I pay meticulous attention to detail while preserving the author's unique voice. A longtime print and online journalist, I also have background in public policy reports, business and marketing materials, self-help and personal development programs, spiritual guides, employee manuals, health education programs, scientific white papers, and academic articles. My focus is fiction, with specialties in dystopia, horror, and erotica. A U.S. native speaker with a bachelor's degree in English, I also have worked for British and Australian clients. I do not have editing samples as my employers and clients do not want "before" work released, but often will edit brief excerpts as proof of my skill.

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