I’m looking to hire an experienced writer or editor to copyedit my new 149,355-word game book. I would like him to catch the following problems:
- Grammar and punctuation errors
- Awkward constructions or confusing phrases
- Verb/noun agreement errors
I don’t want to perform massive changes to the organization or writing style. My goal is to eliminate the most obvious errors and problems to allow for a pleasant reading experience.
If you are interested in this job, I have prepared a 722-word sample that I would like you to edit using Microsoft Word’s track changes feature so that I can see your modifications in red. Click here to download the sample. Note: I’m not looking for someone who can tear up this sample the most, but one who follows the guidelines above.
After editing the sample, email it to [email protected] by Tuesday, May 22 with a bid in US dollars and details of any previous editing experience (it’s fine to attach a resume). To help you come up with a bid, time how long it takes you to edit the sample and multiply it by 210 to get a rough idea of what the entire job may take you.
Lead time is four weeks from when I hand over the book to you, and I would like to keep my cost below $2,000. Once 50% of the job is complete, I will pay you half the money. I will send you the rest when the entire book is finished. You can invoice me through any online service (Paypal, Zoho, etc.) that allows me to pay with a credit card. If you’re in the United States, I can also mail you a check.
If you have any questions, leave a comment below or drop me an email.