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vmaxnick
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PostSubject: Noob!   Noob! EmptyThu Nov 29, 2012 3:22 pm

Hi all.
My name is Nick and I'm an alcoholic, I mean; budding author.

I've done the easy bit; written my novel.
I am looking to have it edited and proof read. It's 50,800 words I would say it's Genre: Experimental. more accurate description: Fiction, adult theme (Erotic fiction) but with an action thriller sub plot and dark comedic overtones. If it were a musical piece, I would describe it as: Heavy metal/Punk rock/Soul.
Can anyone recommend the services of an inexpensive proof reader (Kindly English Teacher's perhaps?) It will require some grammar and punctuation as I only managed a grade C in English
Language and a D in English Lit. (Oops)

Thanks in advance!

Rhino trikes


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PostSubject: Re: Noob!   Noob! EmptyThu Nov 29, 2012 3:56 pm

Hi Nick,

Welcome to the forum!

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PostSubject: Re: Noob!   Noob! EmptyFri Nov 30, 2012 2:58 am

Hi Peeps and thanks for the warm welcome!

I guess the majority of you are published authors. I was once on the staff of a
regional newspaper and wrote a number of motoring articles but never attempted
anything as ambitious as this before.

Rhino trikes


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PostSubject: Re: Noob!   Noob! EmptySun Dec 02, 2012 3:13 am

Hiya VM and welcome Smile

Huggles,
Katja
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PostSubject: Re: Noob!   Noob! EmptyThu Dec 13, 2012 9:28 pm

Hey Nick. Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Noob!   Noob! EmptySun Feb 22, 2015 3:09 pm

2012 and I'd just completed my first novel! Now it's 2015 and I've just finished my third novel and a 2nd edition of the first.
Update: No change except that I no longer think of my writing as a possible revenue strain. I write because I enjoy it, my tiny following of fans enjoy it and with their encouragement I keep going.
Does it pay well? My debt mountain is less than that of Greece but still a long way from break-even.
My next project is a work of Literary fiction; because I think I am ready for it, and because I have an idea for a story which I want to write, even if no-one want's to read it. I only wish I was young again so that I could live in a caravan, smoke French cigarettes without filters, and listen to old scratchy jazz records whilst trying to reach the worm at the bottom of the Tequila bottle. Cool
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You're still here; that deserves a round of applause!  Noob! 973110

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PostSubject: Re: Noob!   Noob! EmptyMon Mar 02, 2015 11:17 pm

Welcome Nick.  I think you are taking the right approach.  Write your story and let someone else do the editing.  Having a good story is more important than perfectly correct grammer.  Having your story read by a disinterested person before publication is good. 
 
As always, this is just my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Noob!   Noob! EmptyTue Jun 02, 2015 12:50 pm

Hi Nick, congratulations on finishing your novel!! I recently finished my first as well and I know how wonderful that feels Smile

I would like to throw my hat in the ring if you still need a proofreader/editor - I'm a professional technical writer with 13 years of writing experience, a bachelor's degree in Professional Writing, and a master's in Library and Information Science. I have lots of on-the-job experience with proofreading and copy editing, but I'm looking to establish myself as a freelancer so I'd love to take a look at your novel at an introductory rate. 

Please take a look at my website (myghostwriter.rocks) and the samples of my work there, and let me know if you're interested! 

Best of luck to you!
Kaylin
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