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Proofreading with limited grammar correction-looking more to ease of reading than school-proper.
I am an ASE certified truck mechanic, an NRA certified instructor, and have passed the IRS qualification as an Enrolled Agent**back after nasty divorce - looking for work to take my mind off of it** I have been reading stories online for many years and have had to reformat and correct many of them to make them readable for myself.I also have extensive knowledge of sailing and nautical subjects, including off-shore and long-distance sailing.I have a knowledge of flying private planes / light aircraft, and an extensive knowledge of ambulances/EMS/emergency rooms/paramedicine in the US.I'd like to eliminate anything that would be distracting to the reader, that would have him/her stopping unnecessarily to go "huh? while doing this I've edited the stories as well, sometimes for grammer, spelling, and sometimes for readability.... I taught for 6 1/2 years on a Bachelors Level with a 98% retention rating." Your voice is your voice; I'll be aiming to preserve it as much as I can. Yes all my classes taught were Graduating Students. I love them because they are " creativities at play", windows to authors imagination. Retired military officer and can provide some background expertise. Member of the Homonym Eradication Front (you know, all those its/it's, there/their/they're, principal/principle, discrete/discreet mistakes that tend to tell readers that you need to become a better writer).I am retired and have assisted Dual_Writer with a list of characters for his Florida Friends and some of his earlier work. As I come to the end of my year of 69, and reach my seventieth birthday today, April 14th, 2009, I have decided to cut back on my editing.
I shall no longer accept editing assignments from new authors (victims? College graduate with life long business experience.
Of course I'll correct those things where I find them, but my preference is to focus my editing energy on your overall story, looking at its plot, flow, continuity, character development, pacing, readability, and other such issues.
If necessary I can also do the proofreading, but I also know of a number of excellent proofreaders and copyeditors that I've often worked with who may be willing to take on another author.
I finished editing for an Author and I am free until he gives me more work. I am very good at finding wrong words, missing letters, weird sentences, etc. Just let me know your preferences and we will go from there! BA in Classic litterature, with a part-time job as a journalist, reinvented myself and currently working as a RN specialized in neurosciences (neurology and neurosurgery mostly) I also speak french if you need it in your story.
Feedback to my 1st Author: "Good writing that is very engaging, and your editor / proofreader seems to have done an excellent job." I finished my 1st e Book and am now uploading it. and I believe a lot of low scores I see are due to poor or no editing breaking the flow of your stories. I am an author with several stories on SOL and I have assisted to edit for several others.
I used to write "How To's" for the working class to use laptops in their work.