It would also be great if they knew a little something about Lab Lit and/or Lesbian fiction, although since I am not looking for a critique, just a professional once-over of my spelling, grammar, and punctuation, that's not pivotal.
All year, my new story has been competing, time-wise, against the intensive editing of my old novel, and now I am finally spiffing up the last two chapters. There's some work to be done on making the sure the timeline references are consistent, and a few other odds and ends, but for the most part, it's time to go editor/proofreader shopping.
I am not sure where to start in my research for said proofreader. There are so many books and publications out there claiming to have the perfect advice for how to find such a person, it makes it hard to use them to ferret through all the persons claiming to be the perfect person for the job.
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