I have been working with Kardy on his non-fiction books and have recently begun editing the content of his newest projects. I will then be checking across all his platforms to improve the grammar, punctuation, and impact his posts and blogs have on his readers.
This was a project I did free of charge for the Basildon Writers as all proceeds were going to charity. It is a collection of tales based around Essex. I really enjoyed the variety of work within this one book as it had been written by ten different writers. One author had even included wingdings in his science fiction story, so that was new for me!
I was asked by an established writer to take a look at the first 500 words of his new novel. Even though he has been writing for many years he was still open to critique and learning more about the technicalities of writing. This is what he had to say about the report I sent him:
Author Saul Ben
https://amzn.to/3ocHXZy The Other Worlds of Eliot Prufrock, Saul Ben
https://amzn.to/3HrbUN6 Death of Souls, Saul Ben
https://amzn.to/3GkrM2v The Bethnal Green Book of the Dead, Violet India Cummings
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I was asked by the authors of this eco-thriller novel to read the book and note any discrepancies. This was not a full copyedit but a general ‘clean up’ and edit before a final pass. I managed to find quite a few errors that hadn’t been noticed by previous readers. It was hard not to get caught up in the story as thrillers are a passion of mine but the authors were extremely grateful for my ‘Editor’s Eye’ on their novel.
This is the third in the series for the author, Colin Payn, and although I didn’t edit his first two books, I was pleased that he asked me to edit this one.
Dawn asked me to proofread this novel which is part of a series. Dawn always makes my job easier as she is such a talented writer.