Darth Masq, Sith Lord of Philosophy (masqthephlsphr) wrote in novelwriters,
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Editorial/proofreading services

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a writer aspiring to publication, in possession of a completed manuscript, must be in want of an editor. By which I mean, of course, a proofreader with greater knowledge of the Elements of Style than I could hope to possess in my muddled, creative head. And also one that specializes in fiction, complete with knowledge of where the punctuation goes inside dialogue quotes and all the attendant fiction-writing...stuff. And just in case it needs mentioning, it should be someone with publication-quality knowledge of these matters.

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.

x-posted to seriouswriters
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