Fantasy novel series in need of an avid editor

  • Durum: Closed
  • Ödül: $90
  • Alınan Girdiler: 27
  • Kazanan: johnevans69

Yarışma Özeti

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.

Tavsiye Edilen Beceriler

İşveren Geribildirimi

“Excellent work. Highly recommended. ”

Profil Görüntüsü CGArch, United Kingdom.

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  • paulkohler
    paulkohler
    • 3 yıl önce

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

    • 3 yıl önce
  • CarolMcKenzie
    CarolMcKenzie
    • 3 yıl önce

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

    • 3 yıl önce
  • abeerabbasi
    abeerabbasi
    • 3 yıl önce

    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.

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. abeerabbasi
      abeerabbasi
      • 3 yıl önce

      your*

      • 3 yıl önce
    2. paulkohler
      paulkohler
      • 3 yıl önce

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

      • 3 yıl önce
  • paulkohler
    paulkohler
    • 3 yıl önce

    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?

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. paulkohler
      paulkohler
      • 3 yıl önce

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

      • 3 yıl önce
    2. CGArch
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

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

      • 3 yıl önce
  • FreyCloudseer
    FreyCloudseer
    • 3 yıl önce

    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.

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. CGArch
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

      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.

      • 3 yıl önce
  • CGArch
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 3 yıl önce

    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.

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. Samantha237
      Samantha237
      • 3 yıl önce

      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.:)

      • 3 yıl önce
    2. FotisManos
      FotisManos
      • 3 yıl önce

      Oh well.. Good luck!

      • 3 yıl önce
  • Samantha237
    Samantha237
    • 3 yıl önce

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

    • 3 yıl önce
  • CGArch
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 3 yıl önce

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

    • 3 yıl önce
  • Donnamurphyrn
    Donnamurphyrn
    • 3 yıl önce

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

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. CGArch
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

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

      • 3 yıl önce
  • bookishoussama
    bookishoussama
    • 3 yıl önce

    I am in. I am writer by myself

    • 3 yıl önce
  • CGArch
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 3 yıl önce

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

    • 3 yıl önce
  • gpstberg
    gpstberg
    • 3 yıl önce

    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!

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. FotisManos
      FotisManos
      • 3 yıl önce

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

      • 3 yıl önce
    2. CGArch
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

      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 :)

      • 3 yıl önce
  • hodachallita
    hodachallita
    • 3 yıl önce

    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.

    • 3 yıl önce
  • Manjul5
    Manjul5
    • 3 yıl önce

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

    • 3 yıl önce
  • CGArch
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 3 yıl önce

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

    • 3 yıl önce
  • haris100
    haris100
    • 3 yıl önce

    Please wait till the contest time ends

    • 3 yıl önce
  • beccaboo12
    beccaboo12
    • 3 yıl önce

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

    • 3 yıl önce
  • doubletwo
    doubletwo
    • 3 yıl önce

    I hope there is still time to submit entries!!

    • 3 yıl önce
  • FreyCloudseer
    FreyCloudseer
    • 3 yıl önce

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

    • 3 yıl önce
  • johnevans69
    johnevans69
    • 3 yıl önce

    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. :-)

    • 3 yıl önce
  • LewisWM
    LewisWM
    • 3 yıl önce

    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.

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. CGArch
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

      I will provide comments in the next few days.

      • 3 yıl önce
    2. LewisWM
      LewisWM
      • 3 yıl önce

      Thanks a bunch. Really looking forward to it.

      • 3 yıl önce
  • mala255
    mala255
    • 3 yıl önce

    can i join contest if you still not announce winner?

    • 3 yıl önce
  • anuja1989
    anuja1989
    • 3 yıl önce

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

    • 3 yıl önce
  • haris100
    haris100
    • 3 yıl önce

    90$ for a one year project?

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. CGArch
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

      $90 is only for this contest (2 pages)

      • 3 yıl önce
    2. haris100
      haris100
      • 3 yıl önce

      wow. i m sorry i misunderstood.

      • 3 yıl önce
  • asadrmansoori
    asadrmansoori
    • 3 yıl önce

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

    • 3 yıl önce
  • mathewdominic
    mathewdominic
    • 3 yıl önce

    On the job

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. CGArch
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

      Excellent.

      • 3 yıl önce
  • jhnsayn
    jhnsayn
    • 3 yıl önce

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

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. CGArch
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

      File is perfectly fine. Please try again.

      • 3 yıl önce
  • CGArch
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 3 yıl önce

    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.

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. ianyates72
      ianyates72
      • 3 yıl önce

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

      • 3 yıl önce
    2. LewisWM
      LewisWM
      • 3 yıl önce

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

      • 3 yıl önce
  • Manjul5
    Manjul5
    • 3 yıl önce

    Converted the file and uploaded also. :)

    • 3 yıl önce
  • Audreyvr
    Audreyvr
    • 3 yıl önce

    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.

    • 3 yıl önce

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