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On the Editor Hunt

February 20, 2015
Posted at 5:17 pm

I've decided to go hunting for an editor to help polish my writings. So far, two different people have volunteered, and while it looked like things would go quite well with each of them, they have both withdrawn for different reasons. No, it wasn't because I'm such a pain in the ass.

Here's the deal -- you'll have to be better than I am in terms of literacy in the use of the English language. I had a real dragon for English grammar when I was in school, so I may be a little tough to beat. Or maybe not -- I may not be as good as I think I am. You better be damn good on homonyms, synonyms, antonyms and the fine points of punctuation.

I'm looking for someone who can handle not only the proof-reading, but also who can toss in suggestions on flow, character development, dialogue content and overall polish. To this point, I have done all of my own editing, and I've been told it's pretty good. I occasionally miss things in the proofreading stage because I have a tendency to see what I thought I wrote rather than what is actually there.

There you have it. Feel free to take a look at my postings here to see what kinds of stuff I write. It's a pretty broad range, so you may also have to carefully consider your squick factors. I don't have many, but I will not write about pedophilia, or bodily functions, and even anal sex doesn't turn me on.

For a test, see if you can improve on Creative Composition. It's not too long, but it is more than a single chapter. If you're still interested, send me an e-mail and tell me something about your skill set, and why you think you could help me out. Feel free to use a pseudonym, or an anonymous e-mail address. I have no problem with protecting your identity.