Simple Mechanical Edit Needed on Novel

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Hi Freelancers,

We require a simple, mechanical edit on a novel. We are not a self-publisher but an independent publisher looking for someone with proofreading experience to provide a 'second look' at a book that has already been professionally edited by one of our junior editors. Anyone who has read the earlier UK editions of Kate Mosse's 'Sepulchre' will know that even a large publishing house (Orion) can let major errors slip by.

We are not a large publishing house. We are an independent publisher, so we will be looking for very competitive bids and a quick turnaround.

Again, this is a purely mechanical edit. You will just need to look for grammar and spelling errors. We do not want any re-writing nor do we require a ghost-writer. Feedback will not be welcomed on this book. This is a simple editing job.

The book is about 85,000 words.

We will require you to use Word Track Changes.

We are looking for a native English speaker, particularly someone in the US as this is a US English book, but other countries will also be considered.

You will need to sign a legally binding confidentiality agreement.

We believe in fair wages but this job is quite straightforward. A university student could handle it. Therefore, we are looking for highly competitive bids. The lower your bid, the more likely you will be awarded this project. That said, experience counts. The lowest bid will not necessarily win, so provide us with as much information as you can regarding your expertise.

We have a handful of titles coming out this year. If we like your work and your price, we will hire you again.

Thank you for your interest,

-WeLoveBooks

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

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Project ID: #1505610

54 freelancers are bidding on average $136 for this job

happymarli

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Brightideawriter

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resistergrl

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FreelanceEditor

Hi, I am pleased to offer you my editorial services. Kindly check my private message for details, thank you.

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Danielle71

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russelldjames

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NikkiBlaise

Hi Thank you for the invitation to bid. I can do this in three days. I am currently working as a proofreader and an editor with a US ebook publisher so I am familiar with publishing conventions, both in the US and t More

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TerryAnny

Hi there. I am a professional editor. I will carefully comb the text and correct every mistake using "track changes." Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have.

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riana22

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MikeCReid

I love books too! If you want an experienced editor who will take care of your novel and ensure that every sentence is perfectly clean, look no further.

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elizabeth498

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skayum

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Editormum

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garsong

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EmmaAnderson82

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mortondee

Hello -- I am very interested in assisting you with this project. I have over 25 years of experience, which includes freelancing for publishing houses and doing precisely the type of work you describe. Thank you!

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londonjourno

I'm a professional editor who can give your novel the simple proofread you're looking for. I'm also happy to sit your test. Please see your PM for details.

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qazuni

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orchardstudio

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lmaher100

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