Fantasy novel series in need of an avid editor

  • Estado: Closed
  • Prêmio: $90
  • Inscrições Recebidas: 27
  • Vencedor: johnevans69

Síntese do concurso

Greetings,

I have been working on a fantasy novel series for a year now. The book is written in my native language (Persian) and I have started translating it to English recently. Since my English writing skill does not meet the novel-level quality I am looking for an editor who can not only edit, but re-write and increase the quality of the text up to accepted literature standards.

To get the job you have to be well read in the fantasy genre and do your magic on the attached sample (2 pages). Please write a bit about yourself too and the price per page you are expecting from this job.

Winner of the contest will get the job.

Feel free to ask any questions.

Facts:
- First volume would be ~500 pages.
- Project might take up to 1 year to finish. I will feed you work gradually as I translate.
- Whether you get credited as 'Editor' in the published novel is uncertain.

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  • paulkohler
    paulkohler
    • 4 anos atrás

    That was a good read. Congratulations! You deserve it.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • CarolMcKenzie
    CarolMcKenzie
    • 4 anos atrás

    Congratulations to the winner. I wish you both good luck with the novel.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • abeerabbasi
    abeerabbasi
    • 4 anos atrás

    I have edited you content in Microsoft Word and this website requires pictures to put up in contests. Can I e-mail you the edited content? If yes, kindly give me your e-mail.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. abeerabbasi
      abeerabbasi
      • 4 anos atrás

      your*

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. paulkohler
      paulkohler
      • 4 anos atrás

      Export as jpg. I think that's what we're meant to do for the contest.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • paulkohler
    paulkohler
    • 4 anos atrás

    I haven't submitted yet, but I have a couple questions: 1. Would you prefer English, or American English? 2. Does the sentence beginning, "Once the prestigious..." refer to the whole Royal Guard, or only the runaways?

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. paulkohler
      paulkohler
      • 4 anos atrás

      For the latter question, I mean the second to last sentence on the last page.

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. CGArch
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      1. No preference
      2. Whole Royal Guard
      Thank you :)

      • 4 anos atrás
  • FreyCloudseer
    FreyCloudseer
    • 4 anos atrás

    I understand that it is for your own personal tastes, but I would very much like to know what it is you disliked about my entry. I think others would feel the same. The last thing I want is to be ignorant of what went wrong with my entry for future attempts at acquiring work.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. CGArch
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      I'm sorry but I can't put the time to write down a fair explanation for the reasons behind of each of the entries rejection. But I will put up the final winner and you'll be able to compare your own work to that.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • CGArch
    Proprietário do Concurso
    • 4 anos atrás

    To answer Samantha and maybe others, rejections are mostly based on chemistry and my own personal taste.The quality of submitted works, Samantha included, is well above expectations.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. Samantha237
      Samantha237
      • 4 anos atrás

      Oh, so it's more of a personal preference issue then? Well, that's too bad, was hoping we could work together. T.T. You sure it wasn't to your liking? Oh well, thank you for your time and consideration anyways. Hope we might be able to work together on future projects together.:)

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. FotisManos
      FotisManos
      • 4 anos atrás

      Oh well.. Good luck!

      • 4 anos atrás
  • Samantha237
    Samantha237
    • 4 anos atrás

    AH! Not again. Sorry. Anyways, I just wanted to ask why I got rejected? Just as a learning point. :)

    • 4 anos atrás
  • CGArch
    Proprietário do Concurso
    • 4 anos atrás

    To contestants with multiple entries please remove all besides your main.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • Donnamurphyrn
    Donnamurphyrn
    • 4 anos atrás

    What does the red heart mean? Should I change something?

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. CGArch
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      It means you or someone else has "liked" your submission.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • bookishoussama
    bookishoussama
    • 4 anos atrás

    I am in. I am writer by myself

    • 4 anos atrás
  • CGArch
    Proprietário do Concurso
    • 4 anos atrás

    I will not rate any of the samples. I will keep what I liked to dicuss the terms and will reject the rest.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • gpstberg
    gpstberg
    • 4 anos atrás

    I've looked at your sample. It will be faster and easier for everyone if you don't write this but instead tell it to someone. If you force someone to edit a machine's translations, this job will never end and you'll go through several editors. The writing makes no sense right now as it is. You have quite the task on your hands. Good luck!

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. FotisManos
      FotisManos
      • 4 anos atrás

      Oh the other hand, I had no trouble following it.

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. CGArch
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Thank you for your suggestion gpstberg, but this is how it is. Although I am not sure how can I tell 500 pages of a story to someone without writing anything :)

      • 4 anos atrás
  • hodachallita
    hodachallita
    • 4 anos atrás

    I am sorry, but I am new on this contest. I did not understahnd if you liked my entry or not. Please clarify. Thanks a lot.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • Manjul5
    Manjul5
    • 4 anos atrás

    Okay! We respect your decision. If you deem it appropriate, could you rate the works?

    • 4 anos atrás
  • CGArch
    Proprietário do Concurso
    • 4 anos atrás

    I won't be choosing a winner before contest time ends.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • haris100
    haris100
    • 4 anos atrás

    Please wait till the contest time ends

    • 4 anos atrás
  • beccaboo12
    beccaboo12
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi, I just submitted my entry! Your novel looks really interesting.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • doubletwo
    doubletwo
    • 4 anos atrás

    I hope there is still time to submit entries!!

    • 4 anos atrás
  • FreyCloudseer
    FreyCloudseer
    • 4 anos atrás

    *salutes* I believe I would be a good choice for this job. There is not much more to say.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • johnevans69
    johnevans69
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi - I've just submitted an entry to your competition. Obviously I hope you like what I've done but even if not I would really appreciate some feedback once you've had the time to look it over. I hope you find someone to help you with this project. :-)

    • 4 anos atrás
  • LewisWM
    LewisWM
    • 4 anos atrás

    If you have any comments on your favourites of the editing jobs I'm sure we'd all love to hear them. :) I'd love to discuss the book with you.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. CGArch
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      I will provide comments in the next few days.

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. LewisWM
      LewisWM
      • 4 anos atrás

      Thanks a bunch. Really looking forward to it.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • mala255
    mala255
    • 4 anos atrás

    can i join contest if you still not announce winner?

    • 4 anos atrás
  • anuja1989
    anuja1989
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi, I just submitted my entry. I am awaiting for your comments on my work. :) Thanks.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • haris100
    haris100
    • 4 anos atrás

    90$ for a one year project?

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. CGArch
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      $90 is only for this contest (2 pages)

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. haris100
      haris100
      • 4 anos atrás

      wow. i m sorry i misunderstood.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • asadrmansoori
    asadrmansoori
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi, i will join the contest as soon as possible. it is interesting contest.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • mathewdominic
    mathewdominic
    • 4 anos atrás

    On the job

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. CGArch
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Excellent.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • jhnsayn
    jhnsayn
    • 4 anos atrás

    word doesnt want to open file. can u email it to me.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. CGArch
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      File is perfectly fine. Please try again.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • CGArch
    Proprietário do Concurso
    • 4 anos atrás

    Thank you all for your submissions so far. Sadly most of them are hard to read due to lack of proper resolution. Please try to convert your DOC files into JPG files using tools like http://www.zamzar.com/convert/doc-to-jpg/ and send them again.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. ianyates72
      ianyates72
      • 4 anos atrás

      You can also save them as a .PDF in Word then convert to .jpg in Adobe. This gives a decent resolution also.

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. LewisWM
      LewisWM
      • 4 anos atrás

      Alternatively, import them to Publisher and export as a .jpg for printing.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • Manjul5
    Manjul5
    • 4 anos atrás

    Converted the file and uploaded also. :)

    • 4 anos atrás
  • Audreyvr
    Audreyvr
    • 4 anos atrás

    I have converted the file and will upload - I think it has to be done one page at a time. The conversion doesn't include the comments that I had made in Word.

    • 4 anos atrás

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