I need help in taking my first draft of the novel to a finished product (esp. in review & editing).
Iam completing first draft of my novel (fiction in Bildungsroman/Coming of Age genre). Its has nostalgia and emotional world of kids as its theme. I have attached sample book cover and back cover text to for your understanding of the theme.
The novel is based on two cities in India and the time frame is 1990s.
You will find that in novel in some places (in italics) there are:
hindi poems, hindi songs, name of hindi characters and colloquial words in hindi or punjabi (very few punjabi words).
These are for effect and connecting audience. Since audience mainly is expected to be from India, I guess it should be ok as they are likely to be familiar with those (but I am ok for any suggestions here too).
Novel is approximately 80,000 words.
It is prone to be full of errors (more so since it is very first draft and I myself havent got time to review it even once):
Some could be typos, some could be incorrect english, and some could be due to sheer lack of experience in writting novel.
Here are some of the key points where I need help:
Correcting grammar and punctuations
Correcting the structure of the sentence: May need to rewrite some of the whole sentences and phrases altogether.
Adding idioms and humorous punch lines: Current English idioms and colloquial lines in the novel are very poor. I need help in adding more idioms or colloquial lines.
Correct or change to better idioms: wherever it is needed.
I have attached first two chapters for your brief.
Please bid for just these two chapters and in your cover letter mention amount for the full novel.
P.S. - I am a bit tight on the budget though so it will be helpful if you could bid a bit conservatively :)
July 31, 2018
I am willing to pay higher rates for the most experienced freelancers