Fantasy novel series in need of an avid editor

  • Tila: Closed
  • Palkinto: $90
  • Vastaanotetut työt: 27
  • Voittaja: johnevans69

Kilpailun tehtävänanto

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.

Suositellut taidot

Työnantajan palaute

“Excellent work. Highly recommended. ”

Profiilikuva CGArch, United Kingdom.

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  • paulkohler
    paulkohler
    • 2 vuotta sitten

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

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • CarolMcKenzie
    CarolMcKenzie
    • 2 vuotta sitten

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

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • abeerabbasi
    abeerabbasi
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    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.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. abeerabbasi
      abeerabbasi
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      your*

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    2. paulkohler
      paulkohler
      • 2 vuotta sitten

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

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • paulkohler
    paulkohler
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    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?

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. paulkohler
      paulkohler
      • 2 vuotta sitten

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

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. CGArch
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

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

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • FreyCloudseer
    FreyCloudseer
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    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.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. CGArch
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      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.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • CGArch
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    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.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. Samantha237
      Samantha237
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      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.:)

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. FotisManos
      FotisManos
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Oh well.. Good luck!

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Samantha237
    Samantha237
    • 2 vuotta sitten

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

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • CGArch
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

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

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Donnamurphyrn
    Donnamurphyrn
    • 2 vuotta sitten

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

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. CGArch
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

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

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • bookishoussama
    bookishoussama
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    I am in. I am writer by myself

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • CGArch
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

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

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • gpstberg
    gpstberg
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    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!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. FotisManos
      FotisManos
      • 2 vuotta sitten

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

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. CGArch
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      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 :)

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • hodachallita
    hodachallita
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    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.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Manjul5
    Manjul5
    • 2 vuotta sitten

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

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • CGArch
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

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

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • haris100
    haris100
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Please wait till the contest time ends

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • beccaboo12
    beccaboo12
    • 2 vuotta sitten

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

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • doubletwo
    doubletwo
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    I hope there is still time to submit entries!!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • FreyCloudseer
    FreyCloudseer
    • 2 vuotta sitten

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

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • johnevans69
    johnevans69
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    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. :-)

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • LewisWM
    LewisWM
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    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.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. CGArch
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      I will provide comments in the next few days.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. LewisWM
      LewisWM
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Thanks a bunch. Really looking forward to it.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • mala255
    mala255
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    can i join contest if you still not announce winner?

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • anuja1989
    anuja1989
    • 2 vuotta sitten

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

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • haris100
    haris100
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    90$ for a one year project?

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. CGArch
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      $90 is only for this contest (2 pages)

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    2. haris100
      haris100
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      wow. i m sorry i misunderstood.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • asadrmansoori
    asadrmansoori
    • 2 vuotta sitten

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

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • mathewdominic
    mathewdominic
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    On the job

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. CGArch
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Excellent.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • jhnsayn
    jhnsayn
    • 2 vuotta sitten

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

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. CGArch
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      File is perfectly fine. Please try again.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • CGArch
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    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.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. ianyates72
      ianyates72
      • 2 vuotta sitten

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

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. LewisWM
      LewisWM
      • 2 vuotta sitten

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

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Manjul5
    Manjul5
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Converted the file and uploaded also. :)

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Audreyvr
    Audreyvr
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    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.

    • 2 vuotta sitten

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