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Re: A fair price for a good proofread/polish edit?

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Re: A fair price for a good proofread/polish edit?

Postby Starchaser3000 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:25 pm

I guess its all about an individuals personal taste. My book series is a parody of fiction/fantasy, but there is violence in it that has severed limbs, heads, testicles, along with splattered blood, guts, and intestines within individual fights and epic battles. When it comes to sex that might compare to 50 shades of gray, I have a graphic scene in my first volume which the MC has to have ritualized sex with a priestess so that he could obtain a special relic of power that is important to the storyline. Plus there is subject matter in relation to political, racial, and social issues which some critics on the internet have told me that some potential readers might get offended over.

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Re: A fair price for a good proofread/polish edit?

Postby Starchaser3000 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:33 pm

Well I already self published my first volume. Do you know of any literary agents that would pick up my series even after I already self published the first volume?

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Postby mammamaia » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:34 am

no legit agent would bother with it unless the first book sold in the tens of thousands over a fairly short period of time...

same goes for paying publishers...
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Re: A fair price for a good proofread/polish edit?

Postby mfarraday » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:28 pm

Taking a different tack, be on the watch for scammers. I saw a post on Twitter for an author that paid $500 to an editor living in Costa Rica. the deal fell through and she lost her $500. The editor simply didn't fulfill her end of the bargain, stonewalled the author and made excuses as to why she wasn't doing her job.

I would only hire someone based on references. There are a lot of people who can claim to be an editor, but who have no credentials or experience whatsoever. They can take your money and run. The buyer beware.


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