First let me apologize to Elaine @ “The Sharp Pencil Manuscript editing and production.” I wanted to explain what I wanted in a line editor and so I copied and pasted the definition from her website. After having seen many other explanations and details about line editing/substantive editing, I wanted to get across what exactly I was looking for, and moving so quick to find an editor, I did not cite her website, and totally forgot to get permission to do so. I pray she accepts my apologies as I am a writer myself, as well as journalist and should have known better. I am usually more professional and mineful, but I think my hands were moving much quicker than my mind. Again, I apologize, Andrea
I am in need of a line editor to fulfill the following for an African American novel:
***Line editing. Also known as stylistic editing or medium editing. In addition to the tasks performed as part of copyediting, includes clarifying meaning; rewording jargon and awkward phrasing; eliminating wordiness; changing passive voice to active voice; flagging inappropriate, ambiguous, or incorrect statements; ensuring parallel structure; rearranging sentences within paragraphs; correcting inconsistencies in writing style and tone; and flagging discrepancies in plot, setting, and character traits.
The manuscript is 160 pages and 67,000 words.
There is a multitude of slang and so it is vital that the person applying for the job have this type of experience.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a copy of the manuscript. I have a 7 page sample and a 20 page sample.
Thanks in advance
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Well, I’ve got a lot of feedback from professionals, Entertainment Lawyers, Publicist, Agents and Published Authors. It appears that the novel I was going to publish Life Knows No Bounds has a few changes:
– I will not publish with Print On Demand as they get 75% of profits, leaving me less than 25%
– I have started my own publishing company so I can make the 75% myself, along with more
as an Author.
– I will not be publishing a book of short stories, as told to me by an associate and publicist, I will
be instead publishing 5 novels within the next few years, as she puts it, “Novellas aren’t really
selling,” and your book has far more than the # of pages for a novel.
– Each of the novels will bare the title Life Knows No Bounds as a title, with their own sub title.
These are changes I didn’t want to do. Being the rebel I am I wanted to do things my way, like Frank Sinatra sang. But, in this case my way wasn’t going to benefit anyone, me, the publisher; anyone. So, I am submitting/conforming to the way things are done, and I guess I can creatively express myself later when I am a known someobody, right?