Proof read a science fiction book

Budget $30 - $250 USD
Bids 63
Average Bid $195
Status Closed

Hello Freelancers!

I am now accepting bids for a proofreader for a science fiction book written in English from an American author.

This is for proofreading only. That is, I am looking for basic grammatical, spelling and punctuation corrections. This is a manuscript that we have already line edited. It will be from 107K to 110K words.

Here is what I expect the proofreader to find:

**errors of grammar and style (e.g., verb tense, units such as ml, use of numerals and words such as “5” or “five”)

**errors of capitalization, punctuation (e.g., the use of commas, semicolons, colons, periods, dashes, apostrophes)

**errors of spelling and word usage (e.g., to/too, affect/effect)

DO bid on my project if:

**You like and have experience proofreading

**You have proofread a science fiction book previously

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

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 proofreading in the future.

Do not underbid (there are over 100k words in the novel), nor provide unrealistic project completion dates. Again, this novel already underwent line editing.

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.

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Content was produced, but took far longer than 3 days to nail down a solid draft. The writing style was adequate, but not as precise and formal as I was looking for (and further revisions are not possible, given the deadline for the work). I will continue to edit the document myself in order to perfect it. Freelancer was professional and courteous throughout the project.
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Do you need a professional editor and writer to proofread your technical document, thesis, novel, statement of purpose, personal statement, resume, cover letter, manuscript, essay, short story, textbook content, article, and marketing material ensuring their content is flawless and appealing to readers? Why Hire Me? 1) I have a 5 star average rating for 2425+ projects completed on freelancer. 2) I am a creative writer. 3) I hold a master's degree in Computer Science. 4) High quality work in a timely manner. Some Details About Me. I am a professional editor (academic, copy, line/substantive and technical editing) and proofreader offering a wealth of experience editing a wide variety of written material. I strive for complete accuracy and the highest degree of professionalism in the work I complete. QUALITY is my second name. From college entrance essays to business documents and everything in between, I can take your written material from drab to fab!

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  • Peglegpub Profile Picture


    Oklahoma City,  United States

    The two of us have over 15 years' writing and editing experience, and we both hold graduate level degrees in writing.

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    Alajuela,  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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    Dallas,  United States

    Former employee of four Fortune 500 companies in the areas of project management, design and marketing. Also an honorary academic adviser to three universities for Ph.D committee review.

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    New York,  United States

    I'm a jack-of-all-trades, but I'm offering writing services, video editing or videography, and voice work on freelancer.

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    Indore,  India

    My Leaderboard Status as on 23 feb 2013 (Member since Feb 2006) Rank Username Level Score Credits 7588 VSRawat Level 15 5,675 8941 -- I am well-versed with DOS, Windows 7 and earlier, MS Office 2013/365 and earlier (word, excel, powerpoint), know PERL programming, English and Hindi typing speed is 60 wpm. I do translation, transcription, typing, data entry, data processing, data and file format conversion, PERL script, etc.

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    Edinburgh,  United Kingdom

    I am a Canadian postgraduate student with three years' experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). I have an excellent command of the English language and speak Spanish at an advanced level. My work and studies have allowed me to develop strong time management, research, and writing skills. I am able to write/ edit both US and UK English. I have also been involved in digital photography and photo editing since 2008. Please see my portfolio or website for examples of my work.

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    Manchester,  United Kingdom

    I have over 12 years PA/Secretary experience. I am a professional pro-active person and strive to deliver work to the highest standard.

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    Flushing,  United States

    I'm a professor of English at Vaughn College, with a BA in English and Drama (Minors in Sociology and Secondary Education) and an MFA in writing from Columbia University. My experience with both academia and the creative world allows me to craft, edit, and revise compositions to be both engaging and clear. I'm the person you want editing, proofing, or ghostwriting for you, because I work hard, I write well, and I care deeply and personally about the quality of writing I produce

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    Beaufort,  United States

    I have recently graduated with an Associates in Accounting and Management. I have experience with Microsoft office and Quickbooks. I have done payroll accounting as well.

  • Writeman4it Profile Picture


    Kolkata (Calcutta),  India

    I edit and proofread manuscripts, articles, pamphlets, web pages and various other non-fiction content. I am also into academic and English second language editing. I am Gautam Paul and bring to the table 26+ years of editing experience, having worked for four newspapers and an online content editing company. A former financial journalist, I am based in Calcutta, India.