Proof read a science fiction book

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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.

Skills: Proofreading

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About the Employer:
( 3 reviews ) Redmond, United States

Project ID: #4121951

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Hello Anthony. I am happy to bid on your proofreading project. I have extensive editorial (proofreading) experience. What you would be guaranteed 1)quality work 2)value for money 3)efficient communication etc. More

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I am a skilled and experienced proofreader and editor. I always deliver a quality product meeting all project requirements. I have proofread and edited a wide variety of documents including ten novels (including two sc More

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Good morning and thanks for the opportunity to bid. I'm a seasoned professional with years of experience (worked for an agent, on staff with a major publisher, freelanced as a proofreader for many). I'd love to work on More

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Proofreading requires precise skills and specific attention to detail. A 100% pass in Level 2 US English should assure you of GENUINE English roots and ability. My full profile will show a 100% completion rate on all 3 More

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Greetings! I am a native US English Science Fiction writer/editor. I have extensive experience proofreading, and have proofread and edited science fiction here on I have read through your requirement More

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Hello there AnthonyPacheco, The success of any book lies greatly on how well that book was edited. I am a meticulous editor who can get you the results that you need. Please see my PM for more details.

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Hello! I won't give you a copy/paste bid. However if you want to see ALL of my qualifications, I'd rather copy/paste them since it would take a bit to write out. I'm a published author myself (you can see my book on Ko More

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Hi. first of all this is not a 'copy paste' message. i love reading books of all types and have lot of experience in proofreading. i have done some work on freelancer also. please feel free to take a look at my feed b More

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Hello - I have been an editor for seven years. I have edited and proofread hundreds of documents and science fiction is my favorite genre. I love proofing science fiction because of that very fact. I have a fast More

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In order to make your project a success, you need someone who has ample knowledge and a keen eye for detail, both of which I have. At this time, I would like to ask that you please refer to my private message for furth More

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I have a B.S. Chemical Engineering and I always like to read up on science-based topics. I have proofread many works and looking forward to starting on your book. Fred

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Hi Anthony, I love science fiction, and I have read almost entire Asimov and a few of Arthur C Clark, and seen several movies. I apply for the project to get to read a good science fiction novel as a bonus. I can pr More

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Hello! I'm very interested in working with you on your book. I've read science fiction since I was in high school and love the genre. I have edited one full-length sci-fi novel (Vision2 by Kristi Brooks) and have wo More

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Sounds like an exciting project. As an experienced and qualified proofreader I will check your work for spelling, grammar, punctuation and consistency. I'm used to proofreading novels in US English - mainly fantasy ra More

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What do you know, a fellow SF writer. Well, if you're looking for an analysis without insight, there are plenty of guys out there who can do a proper job. If you want deep scan and thoughts of man who was battling w More

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Experienced, professional and reliable. Check PM.

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Hi! I am an English teacher and a current MFA student. I have proofread Science Fiction and Magically Real books before, as well as more generalized fiction. I will not change your content or meanings- I respect yo More

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Hi Anthony, I am a very competent and experienced native English proofreader interested in checking your book for grammar, spelling and punctuation errors.

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Hello Anthony, First of all, let me thank you. Most projects posted on Freelancer are vague at best, but you have provided a very thorough overview of what you want done. I was delighted to even find a synopsis of t More

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I have worked as Teacher Assistant at a Commerce institute for Business Communication and English. I have proofread many documents, assignments and several newsletters for the institute. I hope you will like my work.

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