My regular editor went on vacation this time of the year, and I have a project I need help on right away.
If we work well together, you’ve got yourself a longer term clients, and I will send future work to you as well.
I have an ebook in the psychology / personality disorder genre. I would describe the tone as simple, slightly academic, but more on the professional, semi-formal side.
Currently its 5,500 words and the goal is to be as concise, clear and organized as possible.
Here is what needs to be done:
1. I need a content development editor to review the current draft. The draft and content is in final stage. Its in a question and answer format, with 3 charts to illustrate the points. The ideal person would proofread this with the mindset of a general reader and critical thinker. No psychology background necessary at all, as the material is meant for a larger audience. Point out any areas in content that is unclear, confusing, any areas that can be improved, and offer suggestions to reorganize the material if possible.
2. Send the marked up draft back to me. On my side, it will take me about 2-3 days to fix the areas.
3. After the rework has been completed, I am looking for the same person to line edit the draft and polish it to perfection. Grammar, syntax and spelling are standard expectations. There should be minimal rewriting (no original content is expected), but I do expect awkward sentences to be reworked to help with the flow and conciseness. I like it to be as succinct as can be.
If you're interested in bidding on this project, please let me know what time frame you could expect to finish and provide experience you've had with critiquing drafts, papers, ebooks, and editing them.
Its also possible to split the job for two freelancers - one for critique, and one for line editing. But I would prefer to work with the same person who can do both.
I am looking for a native English speaker, with $15 - $20 hourly rate. Those with strong academic backgrounds, and who are very detail oriented are preferred. NDA will be signed.
For this project, I am looking for western countries such as USA, Australia, England, etc.
Anyway - look forward to your bids and working with you.