By editing, I mean proper editing, not 'oh, I checked for spelling and grammar errors and fixed those for you', but 'I am going to tell you how to make your story better, where it needs to be done, and why these things need to be fixed, and I also checked your spelling and grammar errors and explain those too'.
Per forum rules, while help can be solicited in this thread publicly, please do not ask in here for help with items that have gore, excessive violence, shipping, or creepiness.
I'm willing to help on items that can not be posted here on a case by case basis if contacted over IRC and/or PM, but I reserve the right to be disgusted and refuse depending on the summary and content matter.
When posting a request, please give some basic information:
Type: Is it fanfiction or original fiction?
Summary: What can be expected in term of themes of the work
Word count: Rough estimate
When I'm ready for your story, I'll PM you to ask for the story.
If it is a fanfic, submit completed works for editing only. Having them shared in a google document with commenting enabled is the preferred method for fanfic, as it enables easy commenting.
The focus for editing for fanfiction will be on the content and substance of the story. This means spelling and grammar, the overall flow of the story, and general writing. This is a shorter process than is involved with original works.
Original Works Treatment:
Original works will be treated differently; please do not submit your piece for editing unless you have spare time to work on it, and the work in question has at least ten thousand words if it isn't completed.
Editing for original works is more in depth than what fanfic works will recieve, and will focus on the structure and development of the story. This will involve one on one editing, how to research and what to research when it is necessary, and detailed explanation of what works or does not work and why. The focus with original works is on improving the work as a whole, rather than focusing on spelling and grammar. Due to the difference in how original works are treated, submitting a .doc file for the work is fine.
Please don't consider something I'm editing done until I've done a final evaluation at the end of the document! It takes solid hours to fully edit something, even if is a fanfic and not an original work. Depending on how much help a story needs, it can take anywhere from ten minutes to three hours to just edit, concrit, and generally review and analyze one page! The more work a story needs, the longer it will take to edit!
Yuls: Edits all the things!
Redeye Flight: The Man from SPaG
Cuckoo: Winged Editor
Concerned Reader: Concerned About Dialogue, Description, and Characterization
(If others are interested in helping with this, I'll add you to this post, as well as any personal preferences- fanfic only? Original stories only?- or specialties you deal with- characterization? SPaG?- or how you plan to work with writers.)
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