NOTE I did not put down my budget for several reasons - however, $5 amount I did put down is just a default that Upwork allows - it is not my budget for the job. I prefer to negotiate a total amount bid for the job, not an hourly rate. However, this site doesn't not allow for deviation from their pre-scripted responses.
I would like this done as soon as possible; if you cannot finish this job in 3 weeks or less, please don't apply. I would appreciate meticulous attention to detail - as an independent author, it's very important to me to have the edited manuscript free of mundane spelling and missing-letter errors. These are the errors that become transparent to me because I've already done several drafts of the novel. If I release a book and readers come back to me with several niggling little errors, that book will need to be corrected and re-formatted - it costs hundreds of dollars to keep re-issuing an e-book. For this reason, the quality of copy editing with proofing is very important. Much more so than 'creative' suggestions, character evaluation or plot development. Thank you, Edita A. Petrick
I am willing to pay higher rates for the most experienced freelancers