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message 1: by Ben (new)

Ben Stearns | 1 comments I am looking for a patient editor to look over, DRUNK, my 72k word noir tinged-literary fiction novel before I self-publish.

The manuscript is in its 5th and final draft so the editing duties should be light. I had it edited around draft 3 but then I decide to tweak some things and probably created a bunch more errors. You would be mainly looking at these tweaks (which were minimal) and going over the work of the previous editor because, let's be honest, I've never met an editor who looked at someone else's work and said, "Yeah, you got it 100% right."

I am looking for someone with some experience but would be happy to discuss the position with all interested because everyone gets a start somewhere. I've posted this on a few places and I plan to review proposals in about a week.

Before hiring, I would ask that you try your hand at a 500 word sample from somewhere in the middle of the book to see if our styles mesh.

My budget is somewhere around/under $500 depending on qualifications and how well we mesh.

Thanks for checking this out and please let me know if you have any questions.

message 2: by Silvia (new)

Silvia (drumgenie) | 158 comments Hey Benjamin!
I would love to talk to you more about your manuscript! Please check out my website at to view my services, pricing, and testimonials. if you feel like I may be a good fit for you, please either fill out a form submission or email me directly at so we can talk more. also, I am more than happy to do a free sample so you can get a feel for my editing style.
Thanks, and best of luck!

message 3: by Timothy (new)

Timothy Baril | 25 comments Benjamin,

I'm a professional editor and I specialize in fiction. I'd like to take a look at your manuscript.

Please feel free to contact me through my website at

Tim Baril

message 4: by Dana (new)

Dana (maclease) | 75 comments Hi,
I noticed your posting and would be interested in reading for you. If you would like to check out information on my work and rates, my website with reviews is:
I can be reached at and if you would like me to do a sample read of a chapter or two I would be happy to do so.
Thank You

message 5: by Jean (last edited Apr 19, 2019 07:06PM) (new)

Jean McConnell (jcnl) | 10 comments Hi Benjamin,

I'd be very interested in taking on this manuscript and doing a sample for you. You can check out my website to learn more about my background.

Please feel free to contact me at or through a DM.

Thanks for reading and good luck with your search!


message 6: by Cimone (new)

Cimone Watson | 93 comments Hi Benjamin,
I'm interested! I'm perfectly fine with doing a 500-word sample. Even 1k words is fine, if you want. I've worked for 1 year as an editorial intern and 1 year as an editor with a small press. Plus, I've been a freelance editor for 2 years. If you are interested, please PM me here or email me at

message 7: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Parent | 20 comments Hi Benjamin,

I would love to work with you on this project! Noir is one of my favorite genres and I'm currently writing one myself, so I think I'd be a great fit! Feel free to send me a sample at I've been editing and proofreading for over ten years and have a master's degree in Professional Writing from USC, and you can read author testimonials at my website:

Since the manuscript has already been looked over a few times, I can offer you a discounted proofreading rate of 0.003 cents per word.

Thank you!


message 8: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Umbaugh | 382 comments We could be the perfect fit. My forte is literary fiction. Please visit The Writer's Readers website to view my qualifications, testimonials and services.



message 9: by Sara (new)

Sara (ituha) | 10 comments Hi!-

I am a professional beta-reader and would be more than happy to take a look over your manuscript.

Please feel free to check out my services at

I look forward to hopefully hearing from you and congratulations on your manuscript!

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