If you have contributed to BLOOD HEIR by offering Hebrew translations, medical assistance, religious research, etc, please email me through the contact form on the site with your name so we can thank you in the book. Please pick Acknowledgements option.
Update: Thank you, we’ve received enough applications. No applications sent after 10:00 AM central on 10/30/2020 will be considered.
We are looking for a proofreader. The pay is flat $800. The manuscript is 95,000 words. You will be editing the final manuscript, after several editorial passes, in Word. You will have a very short turn around, 3-5 days and will get the manuscript on November 10th at the latest. If you do a good job, there will be a one-time $200 bonus because of the short time frame. We are looking for someone to work with us long term.
You are the last line of defense before the manuscript becomes a book and goes to publication.
- Correcting grammatical mistakes, such as typoes, verb tense, etc.
- Correcting punctuation
- Querying egregious errors
Egregious errors: occasionally stuff slips by the copyeditor or, more often, because we are merging several sets of edits, sentences get jumbled. If you don’t understand a sentence, we need you to point this out.
Most proofreaders fail because they correct too much. This is a work of fiction, and fiction authors take creative liberties.
You make this correction, and you won’t be asked to proofread again. This is not the proofreader’s function.
You make this correction, and you won’t be asked to proofread again. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. Leave the stylistic and authorial choices alone.
- Email using this contact form on this website. Choose any issue. Put Proofreader in the subject of the email
- List your qualifications in the body of the email
- Indicate if you would be willing to sign an NDA
NDA is primarily used to safeguard the manuscript from book pirates. If you leak it, we will sue you.
You will only hear back from us if you are hired.