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Stone and Silt
by Harvey Chute

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Big Al's Books & Pals 2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Young Adult Nominee

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

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Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2016, 09:18:43 AM »
One drawback I've found to reading books on my Kindle: When I'm reading a paper book and find a typo or other error, I can grab a pencil and make a correction (assuming I own the book, of course!). If there's a way to do that on the Kindle, I haven't discovered it.

Why yes, I am a trifle compulsive. That's why I make such a good proofreader.  ;)

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« Reply #51 on: October 31, 2016, 09:48:52 AM »
Happy Halloween to all, and best of luck to all who are about to embark on NaNoWriMo!

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« Reply #52 on: November 25, 2016, 09:30:55 AM »
For the holidays, I'm premiering a new introductory discount offer: 10% off the price of the first job I receive from an author I've never worked with before.

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« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2016, 10:15:30 AM »
Having just sent back a job, I'm ready for more work.

To clarify the new introductory discount: ANY author I've never worked with before will get a 10% discount on the first job they send to me.

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« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2016, 06:06:06 PM »
So, half a month on ... how did people do with NaNoWriMo?

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« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2016, 07:50:03 AM »
Whichever winter holiday you celebrate, may it be a happy, peaceful and shining one!

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« Reply #56 on: January 11, 2017, 10:28:39 AM »
Having just sent back a job, I'm ready for more work.

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« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2017, 09:10:55 AM »
Something that's come to mind recently: KBoards, in its Yellow Pages, doesn't distinguish between the different stages of editing a work. I suspect it's for that reason that over the past couple of years I've been sent works that seem to me to be first drafts. Now, far be it from me to discourage people from sending me jobs, but a copyeditor/proofreader is most useful when working on a manuscript at a later stage. Think of it as the paint job on a car. You wouldn't send a car out on the road unpainted, but neither do you send it out to be painted before you have all the parts assembled into a working automobile.

Just something to keep in mind...

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« Reply #58 on: February 01, 2017, 09:14:38 AM »
Not that I haven't done content editing, but that was in a fan-fiction setting, not professionally -- and not to a deadline. Copyediting/proofreading is what I would call my professional bag of tricks.

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« Reply #59 on: February 08, 2017, 09:05:45 AM »
...though, as I said at the outset, far be it from me to discourage people from sending me work!  :)

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« Reply #60 on: March 10, 2017, 10:10:54 AM »
Having just sent back a job, I'm ready for more work.

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« Reply #65 on: April 14, 2017, 09:44:22 AM »
Ping! (And Happy Easter to those who celebrate it.)

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« Reply #66 on: April 21, 2017, 09:53:45 AM »
The last time he called, my younger son, who's a grad student in chemistry at the University of Michigan, told me that he is now the lab's designated proofreader. I guess it runs in the family!  :)

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Ping! It's spring!

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« Reply #69 on: May 12, 2017, 09:44:32 AM »
Having recently sent back a job, I'm ready for more work.

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« Reply #72 on: June 06, 2017, 08:45:19 AM »
Having just sent back a job, I'm ready for more work.

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