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I have a fictional novel of 300 pages, 157,179 words and I need some expert eyes to read and check basic punctuation, paragraphing and dialogue. No structural edits required.

The manuscript needs read through, paragraphing and dialogue need checked/corrected. I hope that there is not a great deal of work involved, corrections may be necessary with some paragraphing and dialogue. Have gone with new speaker new line rule for the most part but in some instances this made the text seemed very fragmented and so some speech is condensed.

I haven't the technical experience to be confident I have done this correctly and want it to be perfect before I consider sending it out into the critical world of agents and publishing.

Many thanks.

Skills: Fiction, Proofreading

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( 1 review ) Dunedin, New Zealand

Project ID: #5388679

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