Proofreading and Editing for Literature
Hello there, my name is Ed and I work as a proofreader of prose literature here on deviantART. I've been editing short stories and novels for many years, but have only recently discovered how many pieces there are uploaded to dA. So far, I've critiqued over 200 pieces.
I will critique:
I will not critique:
-Fan fiction (unless I've been contacted and I know of the subject)
Here are a few examples of my work:
Have a look through my Critiqued Literature Gallery to see everything I've proofread on deviantART: here!
Because of how varied different literature pieces can be, my rates vary. Generally, the cost ranges between:
Note: There is no flat rate that many other editors charge.
- $2-3 (£1.50) per 1,000 words.
- $5 (£3) per 1,000 words for pieces needing more depth/time.
- Poems vary within this price range depending on length.
- There may be a discount for full length novels (contact me for more details).
If you would like hire me under these conditions then the first step would be to send me a 'sample' of your work, along with how much detail you'd like from the critique (rewrite, comments only, grammar, suggestions, character work, narrative structure...) I will read through the sample (first chapter etc) and gauge how long it will take, as well as offering a price. If you are happy with that price and estimated time I will send you my paypal details.
For one-off pieces: Half the agreed payment is sent before I start work, half once you have received the edited script.
For chaptered novels: After the first chapter is returned, payment for that chapter is sent. From then on, all payments should be sent before any more chapters are edited.
I prefer to work using the comments system on Microsoft Word, but I'm just as happy to use dA's commenting system to send your critique.
All rights to the work remain the property of the original author (you). All I ask is that I'm mentioned in any references to editing or general assistance
If you have any questions feel free to contact me here (note) or through my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fallen Star
When I first started writing this story, I didn't realise where it was going to take me. I started off with just a few words scrawled on a piece of paper about 'the light of a fallen star', which I then lengthened into the beginning of a short project at school. But, when that was done, I really wanted to carry on and find out what was going to happen next.
I kept writing, and now over 250k words later, here I am! Of course, that's spread over four books I've written so far.
My goal throughout this series to create a whole new world, with new plants, animals, places. From the very start, I knew I didn't want to steal ideas from others, such as Elves, Dwarfs, Hobbits etc. For example, The Fallen Star takes place on Truaine, MAP UPDATED
one of three planets that are referenced throughout the book.
The first book is now officially FINISHEDChapter 1: fav.me/d5asm06Chapter 2: fav.me/d5atftyChapter 3: fav.me/d5b16ueChapter 4: fav.me/d5b1i79Chapter 5: fav.me/d5b6xwlChapter 6: fav.me/d5b6yfnChapter 7: fav.me/d5bbo4rChapter 8: fav.me/d5bbwl5Chapter 9: fav.me/d5bcihgChapter 10: fav.me/d5c5hitChapter 11: fav.me/d5d1ukaChapter 12: fav.me/d5dfmflChapter 13: fav.me/d5edh3hChapter 14: fav.me/d5edmqsChapter 15: fav.me/d5edocsChapter 16: fav.me/d5edqrlChapter 17: fav.me/d5eh6klChapter 18: fav.me/d5er5p6Chapter 19: fav.me/d5fiehoChapter 20: fav.me/d5firh4Chapter 21: fav.me/d5fk0mxChapter 22: fav.me/d5fqtovChapter 23: fav.me/d5fvtzyChapter 24: fav.me/d5gyu89Chapter 25: fav.me/d5gywkh
^^ The second book, The Fallen Star: Trapped Within, is underway...
TFS: Trapped Within is technically a two-parter, but will be uploaded as two 'books'. This means that the parts will be shorter than book one, but together, probably longer.Chapter 1: fav.me/d5iurnvChapter 2: fav.me/d5j0onlChapter 3: fav.me/d5ju1wlChapter 4: fav.me/d5k1oiqChapter 5: fav.me/d5qv6j3Chapter 6: fav.me/d5qvcocChapter 7: fav.me/d5qvdxgChapter 8: fav.me/d6ptdhbChapter 9: fav.me/d7xxu2gChapter 10: fav.me/d7xxtiaChapter 11:
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Rantil - The main character.
Lakor - Rantil's friend, and colleague
Hamsol - Rantil and Lakor's teacher. He is teaching them the skills of the Watcher.Nichal
Saru - The leader of the village, Nichal
Ganarth - Second in command of the village
Bora - The Hunter
Qzen - The Doctor
Neetha - Rantil's neighbour
Neico - The SchoolteacherWrestek
Putoko - Rantil's best friend, when they were children
Yaneria - Putoko's sisterSiale
She - Leader of the Sett: the governing body of Truaine
Filoto - She's slave and cruel minion
Torku - Takes lead of the Council in the Watchers' absenceCiameth
Kantou - Chalder from Ciameth, who comes to Truaine to correct a mistake she made
Ulmak - a powerful Ciamethian
Dawren - Kantou's father
Evron - Atarpa's brotherThe Degarn (Book 3)
Atarpa - head of the Degarn, carries a great wisdom
The Demon - a demon from Dremnor, who seeks revenge for the inprisonment of his race
The General - Head of the Demon Army, which invades TruaineOthers
Shieef - An old woman, living in the wilderness
Worral - A lost, alone man, who has kept and hidden the key to the Temple for many years
Bal'si - the Shaman of the Uraal-si'tu
There are plenty
of other characters, but these are the important ones.