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Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
« Reply #150 on: December 12, 2018, 09:37:29 am »
One down, one to go!

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #151 on: December 12, 2018, 10:00:37 am »
    Margaret just proofread my latest release. This was my second time using Margaret's services, and just like before, she did an outstanding job and saved me from making several embarrassing mistakes. She is fast, efficient, and very affordable. I highly recommend her services.

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #152 on: December 15, 2018, 08:51:10 am »
    Thanks for the rec, Kyle! And I'm interested to see the cover of Bride in your post.

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #153 on: December 22, 2018, 09:48:27 am »
    Greetings of the season to all, whatever you celebrate!

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    « Reply #154 on: December 29, 2018, 08:17:50 am »
    Best wishes to everyone for the coming year!

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    « Reply #155 on: January 05, 2019, 08:48:49 am »
    For those who celebrate it, two more "days of Christmas" to go; tomorrow is Epiphany.

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #156 on: January 12, 2019, 08:46:04 am »
    Query: What kind of description do you miss most in a novel (or other work of fiction) if it isn't there? Characters? Setting? Action?

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    « Reply #157 on: January 19, 2019, 08:40:05 am »
    Conversely, from the writer's point of view, what do you initially perceive about a scene as you write it--the characters' words, their feelings, their physical movements, the setting? What do you have to consciously think about, go back and fill in?

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #158 on: January 26, 2019, 09:14:43 am »
    On the other hand, Becca, what is the good of a more "robust" post if nobody replies to it? What's the advantage over "Ping!"?
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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #159 on: February 02, 2019, 09:15:26 am »
    Does 28,000 words or thereabouts count as a "book" by any reasonable measure?

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #160 on: February 09, 2019, 09:39:33 am »
    And if it doesn't, and it's nonfiction, what would you call it? An essay? An article?

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #161 on: February 18, 2019, 09:19:07 am »
    I was away over the weekend, so "ping day" gets bumped to Monday now.

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #162 on: February 25, 2019, 07:07:12 pm »
    Margaret just finished proofreading a book for me, and I owe her a big thank you. She saved me from making several very potential genre-related mistakes. She went above and beyond the role of a proofreader and even suggested some additional resources to improve my writing. Her pricing is very affordable, she has great availability, and she is extremely good at what she does. Highly recommended!


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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #163 on: February 25, 2019, 07:18:01 pm »
    Thanks for the recommendation, Kyle! I always enjoy working with you.

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #164 on: March 04, 2019, 08:24:19 am »
    Good food values. It's been a long time since I read (much less proofread) a new book with good food values. I mean, smoothies? Really?

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #165 on: March 11, 2019, 09:03:41 am »
    I just received an offer from an outfit called Relay Publishers to join their team of freelancers. I'm considering this favorably, but don't imagine I'll abandon my KBoards customers on that account!

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    « Reply #166 on: March 18, 2019, 09:58:05 am »
    Still waiting on Relay Publishers, but in the meantime I'm expecting a job in soon from one of my regulars. I don't see any reason why I couldn't handle both.

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    « Reply #167 on: March 25, 2019, 10:12:38 am »
    I've just been discussing with the HR person at Relay Publishers how the line between proofreading and copyediting has blurred so much with the advent of e-publishing. It used to be easy to tell the difference because the copyeditor marked up a different stack of paper than I did; she was working on the author's ms. while I was marking up the page proofs. These days...?

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    « Reply #168 on: April 01, 2019, 10:36:57 am »
    Supposed to Google-chat with Relay Publishers this evening (coordinating times is tricky when I'm in New Mexico and she's in Australia)! We'll see how it goes...

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #169 on: April 08, 2019, 08:40:36 am »
    Have signed up with Relay Publishers, but the first job I've been assigned isn't due to arrive till August. No worries -- that just means I'll be through with all my planned trips for the summer.

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #170 on: April 15, 2019, 10:01:53 am »
    I know some readers tend to go on about how they dislike large chunks of description, but really -- writers need to use some. Otherwise you have faceless people talking to each other in a void, and how engaging is that likely to be?

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #171 on: April 22, 2019, 10:15:04 am »
    Wishing a joyous holiday to all, whichever one you celebrate at this time of year.

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #172 on: April 29, 2019, 08:30:50 am »
    In this Information Age of ours, there's really no excuse for setting a story in a real place while at the same time betraying complete ignorance of what the place is like. Not only is there Google Maps, but most places will have websites!

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #173 on: May 06, 2019, 08:53:30 am »
    Coming up on Mother's Day, I'm reminded that since my own mother passed away early last year, I may now be the only person of my acquaintance who still knows how to conjugate "lie" and "lay."

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    Re: Experienced Professional Proofreader Going Independent
    « Reply #174 on: May 13, 2019, 08:15:10 am »
    I got phone calls from both of my sons yesterday for Mother's Day, conversations which naturally included, "And what have you been reading lately?" Yes, I reared two reading young men, and proud of it.

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