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in need of another editor

Pars001

I realize that many people don't edit as fast as I write, I also realize that we all have lifes. That is why I am thinking of 2 I call them proofers I don't want someone to rewrite my story what's the point it wouldn't be mine anymore. I just need another proofer.

Crumbly Writer

@Pars001

That is why I am thinking of 2 I call them proofers I don't want someone to rewrite my story what's the point it wouldn't be mine anymore. I just need another proofer.

Editors rarely 'rewrite your story', and even if they suggest something, you don't have to keep it, it's just a suggestion that the passage isn't working. You can simply rewrite it in your own words.

Pars001, you might want to describe what you're looking for (genre, story length, story codes, and/or a short story description). That way editors have a better idea what you're writing.

richardshagrin

@Pars001

Most editors and proofreaders have lives. If someone told you "Get a Life", they didn't mean lifes. You announced the need and demonstrated one of the reasons. Good marketing.

I will appeal to the next editor/proof reader to consider if "proofer" is a word. I suppose it depends on context. I might be a little disturbed if someone called me a proofing proofer when they were angry. It sounds a little bit derogatory. Must be the PR in the front of the word, kind of spits "dumb proofer." I kind of miss being a reader.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@richardshagrin

I will appeal to the next editor/proof reader to consider if "proofer" is a word. I suppose it depends on context.

The proper term is "Copy Editor", and they handle grammar, punctuation and word choices. 'Proofer' is someone who looks at the book when it's been printed and searches for printing errors.

Here are the different editor types. They consist of:

I'm sure I'll be corrected by any actual editors, but here's the general lay of the land in editorville:

Developmental Editing - They get you started before you write your story, examining your ideas, plot, story outline, etc.
Substantive Editing - A "Content" editor who focus on content (instead of mistakes). They look for consistencies, plot holes, incorrect characterizations, etc.
Copyediting - What most of us think of as 'editor', the guy who looks for typos, grammar and punctuation.
Proofreading - The 'last stage edit' for old time publishers (the guy who looks for publication errors).

Proofreader may also cover alpha and beta readers. These are people you trust to tell you your poop smells like shit. They'll read your story and tell you whether it works or not (i.e. will it be well-received, or is it boring as shit?)

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer

The real life situation is the first three get done as one by the editor examining your manuscript for the print publisher.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Ernest Bywater

The real life situation is the first three get done as one by the editor examining your manuscript for the print publisher.

If you're lucky enough to get a contract with a traditional publisher, otherwise, they expect you to hire your own. And if you're publishing independently, then all the costs are your own. Most of us will never see a Developmental editor, we'll get 'substantive editing' from fellow authors (if at all), and we get copyediting from amateur editors here on SOL.

sadsack2008

@Pars001

whats the genre etc ? ..view my editor profile on here and then contact me please !

Replies:   Crumbly Writer  Pars001
Crumbly Writer

@sadsack2008

whats the genre etc ? ..view my editor profile on here and then contact me please!

I wasn't asking out of curiosity, I was suggesting you include it, so editors would know without having to search out the information. You wouldn't think it's necessary, but it makes a real difference in response rates.

Pars001

ok to let those who haven't read anything of mine. I write sci-fi, sci-fi fantasy, an occational romance. Even Christmas stories, check out a few of my stories under P in authors I write a diverse field of stories.

Replies:   tppm
Pars001

@sadsack2008

send you an email sadsack still awaiting an answer

Pars001
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Any way it appars I am losing my editor and am really in need of another please message me if you are interested. Just in case the site not working my email is pars001@hotmail.com

Replies:   Dominion's Son
tppm

@Pars001

One question. What are occational romances? Would that be romances involving eight people? Or maybe octopi?

Oh, you mean "Occasional".

Dominion's Son

@Pars001

Have you tried this:

http://storiesonline.net/author/volunteer_editors.php

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