Native English speaker and professional editor / proofreader required for my 142,000 words historical novel. The job DOES NOT involve developmental editing on the story, characters etc. What is required is language check for grammar, syntax, punctuation, confusing words/sentences and possibly inappropriate use of vocabulary to be replaced with more suitable synonyms (I'm a proficient, but not native speaker of English, so there may be issues of this kind). Proven experience with literary texts is preferred and it has to be done personally, not just run the text through some proofreading software, because I have already done that with WritingProAid. Bidders are expected to actually read the text and work on it manually (I hope they will enjoy it in the process, too). Thank you in advance.