- misspelled words
- missing words
- better words
- hurried away vs. fled
- stole vs. pilfered or swiped
- word repetition
- minor grammar issues
- minor situational inconsistencies
- word flow
So you hadnít planned on writing a series but find yourself two or three books in without documentation on recurring characters, places, the timeline and more? Iíd be happy to read your books (provided they fall within my accepted genres, see below) and create that documentation for you.
This is a one-time read through for major plot holes, questionable timelines, unlikable characters, etc. If you want a fresh set of eyes and an alternative perspective, then I'm your gal.
I'm great with straight html and CSS. (I love it, actually.) I have some experience with WordPress, but not much. Not a glowing recommendation, I know, but I manage/update NTRWA.org at the moment. And I'm willing to learn something new. So at the very least, let's talk.
Based on KDP, Smashwords, Kobo, & Createspace's self-publishing guides, I have created a twenty-seven step clean-up checklist. This includes:
- removing tabs
- removing extra blank spaces both at the beginning and end of paragraphs and throughout the manuscript
- making sure scene breaks are consistent throughout the manuscript
- removing line breaks
- adding basic formatting such as indents, font type and size, and appropriate line breaks
- definitely more...but that would be giving away all the secrets
For detailed instructions, with images, on how to find and replce words with highlights, click here.
Other Important Information
For more about my reading preferences, my credentials, and turn-around times, click here.
Contact me: proofreader dot jen at gmail dot com.