The third book I have edited in this series and an absolute hoot. My involvement was to raise problems with the story and advise how to fix them. The Author was happy enough with my work to request my involvement with the remainder of the fifteen book series.
The second book in the Blood of Kaos series was a pleasure to edit. I was able to help the author polish the prose as well as alert the author to inconsistencies within the story. I also kept the author up to date on my progress throughout, and they will be using my service for other works in the future.
Sadly, as a reader coming to this series for the first time, I would say that the blurb reads more like backstory than a summary of the story which is what I would expect from a blurb. I cant honestly say I would have picked the book up from this. Readers of Christian fiction might enjoy this, but I wouldn’t recommend it for hardcore fantasy readers due to the sheer lack of depth in the world building, characters, and creature development. Given that the story is supposed to be a mystery, I felt it took far too long to get to the teeth of the plot. While the first chapter showed… Read More
Project Name Alienation Project Duration June to July 2017 Author/Client S.E. Anderson in association with Bolide Publishing Ltd Genre Science Fiction/Humour Length of manuscript 84,000 words approximately The nature of the project Betareading and proofreading the second book of a seven book series. How I managed my client’s expectations. As a repeat customer, the author knew what service to expect and I did not disappoint. Outcome of the project Author and publisher both extremely happy with my work and I have now been taken on for all seven books of the series. Title release date: 24th October 2017
Project Name Alamir Project Duration May 2017 Author/Client Nesa Miller Genre Fantasy Length of manuscript 84,000 words approximately The nature of the project Copyediting How I managed my client’s expectations. Keeping the client fully abreast of progress throughout, I also picked up on plot and character inconsistencies as well as technical issues to do with weapons and armour. Outcome of the project Title released Additional flourish The author was extremely pleased with my work.
Project Name Starstruck. Project Duration March to April 2017 Author/Client S.E. Anderson in association with Bolide Publishing Ltd Genre Science Fiction Length of manuscript 84,000 words approximately The nature of the project Proofreading the first novel of a seven book series for a new author in association with a newly started small press as a part of a cooperative project. How I managed my client’s expectations. I kept my client fully up to date as to my progress through either Producteev or online instant messaging. I asked questions as they arose and the client was more than happy to answer them. Progress and time taken were tracked through Timesheet and… Read More
Project Name Chasing Ghosts Project Duration October to November 2016 Author E. A. Copen Genre Dark fantasy. Length of manuscript 119,000 words (approx.) The nature of the project This was a gratis beta-read for an established indie-author in exchange for exposure and testimonial. My client submitted a self-edited manuscript for Beta-reading before submission to an editor. How I managed my client’s expectations. From the beginning, my author was taken through my standard administrative process which includes an itemised Quotation and Service agreement, which details exactly what the author can expect from my service. I kept in touch with my author on a regular basis to advise them of the progress… Read More
Project Duration July to October 2016 Author L. S. Daniels Genre Historical Romance Length of manuscript 10,000 words (approx.) The nature of the project This was a gratis project I did for a new author in exchange for the exposure. My client wanted the novel to be made ready to publish but the text was the first draft so needed a great deal of work. How I managed my client’s expectations. I was totally frank with them about the level of work needed to make their work publishable. The author was advised in detail about all developmental changes that will be needed in order to render it ready for copy… Read More