Hello! Thank you for checking out this listing. (I am re-listing this job posting due to a technological glitch that occurred yesterday) I'm currently working on a novel centered around the distant niece of Sherlock Holmes who solves cases with her Dhampir butler -the story is told from dual perspectives. Ideally, it'd be great to work with someone who enjoys editing this type of genre. (Mystery with elements of supernatural and a romance subplot). My budget for this project is around $920 for a standard length YA novel (about 330 pages) though it can go more if the manuscript becomes longer.
I am not looking for a minor edit or a copy edit, but rather someone who specializes in heavy editing which includes restructuring sentences, tearing apart paragraphs to get the syntax to flow better, fixing areas that 'tell' instead of 'show', improving the prose, eliminating unnecessary adverbs, adjectives, 'was/were' for strong verbs and nouns, and giving suggestions to fix areas that fall flat. And give the dialogue more of a 'Victorian' type of voice.
I should mentioned I am interested in traditional publishing so it'd be great to work with someone who is familiar with the industry standards.
Here are some short excerpts from my manuscript (beg, middle, end) attached on here. Please feel free to pick any short section in there to heavy edit so I can get an idea of your editing style. To help give you a clear idea of what I'm looking for, I've also attached a sample of a before and after sample heavy edit.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need additional details. Cover letter is not required. The editor will be evaluated strictly on their sample edit. I look forward to reviewing your submissions.