Recruiting an Editor

Before I move on to post chapter 19, this post must come first.

With the sad disappearance of weakwithwords, I am in need of a new editor to join me and Vincent. There is only one requirement I wish for that person, and it is to be a grammer nazi. While stuff makes complete sense to me, I am Australian and it is often mentioned between my friends that I speak “Lazy English”.

When selecting an editor, I would like to know how you can:

Grammer Nazi
An individual who is highly skilled and contains critical judgement
in all aspects of the English language. Often known to feel insulted
when faced with improper grammar.

Level: 172

Abilities:
- Fix grammatical errors. Placing comma's and full stops in the
correct places. Breaking some sentences into two where need be.
- Pick up when I have accidentally used past tense instead of present
tense and vice versa.
- Mark sentences that could do with rewording/restructuring (your 
suggestions will also be welcome)

Also, anyone who can write a good blurb for the volumes will have
an advantage!!! ^.^

There are lots of things that are of benefit to my writing but these are the main ones. Also, I will accept anyone under level 172 who has adequate stats. ^.^

I don’t expect you to do the hard work for nothing. And it can be hard, I often doze off while writting and parts of my rough draft can become gibberish. I will offer you a few small incentives.

I will give you the pdf’s of all my volumes already released and to be released as they are compiled. And you get your commendation at the top of each chapter along with being able to leave any header notes as well. Heck, you can even say rude things! I will just censor you. ^.^

I also offer 15% of royalties from any volumes of EO that you edit the entirety of. But do not just do this for money. As royalties for the books do not come until 2 months after the end of month total is calculated, so you wouldn’t be getting paid for a while at the start. Payments will be made through paypal as well, unless you are in Australia and wish for a bank transfer.

Unfortunately, I can’t offer you more as I rely on the payments myself.

I want someone that would enjoy working with me and does in fact enjoy the story. I am rather easy to work with and I give consideration to all suggestions, unless they affect the story as a whole. I am recruiting an editor and not another thought machine.

The test will be a piece of text (approximitely 20% – 1600 words) from one of the chapters in volume 1. Comment below or email me and I will create a google doc to share with you! I will need your email though.

You can comment below or email me at drunkenwolfin@gmail.com. Up to you!

Thank you for your time. ^.^

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  1. I’m first again 😉

    Well, although i would love to help you, english is not my native language. Hereby i belief there are more suitable candidates for this vacancy…
    But you can count on me if the need arrises.
    (Don’t ask for money, for i have none)

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    1. Haha it is easier to get first in my little corner of the internet compared to Ren’s provincial city over at wuxiaworld XD
      I’m a little confused, I’m not asking for money but offering hue.
      You would be surprised, being a secondary language is sometimes better than being native solely because you have studied sentence structure more thoroughly to understand it compared to growing up in an only english speaking culture.

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      1. I see why you need an editor ;), your last sentence is a monstrosity XD.
        Btw, in wuxiaworld, you are just another comment on the wall. Here, your comments are actually read which is nice. :3

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        1. Hue hue. I don’t try to hide it. It is a bad habit of mine. I think it stemmed from my lack of all punctuation in instant messengers. THAT is truly horrendous.
          Indeed another comment on the wall, there are simply so many that people wouldn’t take the time to read through them all.

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  2. Well everything sounds good but as german my english is not at native level, especially since it sounds quite professional I dont think I fit for this job.

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    1. haha it isn’t as professional as you may be thinking. I don’t expect anyone to be perfect either. The main candidacy test is if you can arrange the sentences to be grammatically correct. Thank for your support though! ^.^

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    1. The workload isn’t too bad. I will usually share a google doc where you can use editing mode and throw in all the edits at 50% written, and then two or three updates since.
      But in the end it is whenever you can. It is most important to be in the finished product that goes on amazon. I can always update the chapters here as the editing is done.

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        1. Wait, hold on a second. That comment just confuses me lol.
          Well, for the test. All I need is your email and I will create a Google doc just for you where you can use suggestion mode to do a trial edit. I will judge off that.

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    1. I would suggest picking up a piece of on of the chapters from volume 1 actually. I will add it to the post. I could write a piece, but it wouldn’t compare to an original lol

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  3. I would like to but i’m not out of school yet (Grade 12) and don’t have a method for receiving the 15% royalties but i don’t really care for that sort of thing so I don’t mind. While i am good with spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. I can sometimes go a little overboard with commas. (Might as well mention that I am Australian and if anyone really wants more details, I am in Queensland)

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    1. I see you are on the final stretch of school! Well, unless you are doing further study that is.
      It is entirely up to you, you wouldn’t want to do it for the money anyway as there would be no income for volume 4 for approximately 4 or 5 months anyway. I am a Melbourne child myself but have been out of school for a few years now. (Failed year 12 via attendance – how embarrassing)
      I spent some time in QLD but found finding jobs simply too hard.

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      1. I do the harder subjects but since more than half my spare time is spent reading I should have the spare time to help out as long as it isn’t exam week (usually the last week per term). On the topic of further study, I do intend to do further study but I will spend next year working to save money so I will have even more spare time to help then if I end up helping out.

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        1. Haha I think you are overestimating the workload. I try to get a chapter written in between 1 and 2 weeks. You can generally do all the editing in a single night or two as you read through the chapter.
          Yes I can understand exam week, there is no worries there. I also did the harder subjects, was practically the top of the class in them too. Only, my forte was in mathematics and physics while my English was stuck at the level of average (half because before writing this novel I never proof read my works and I tend to think faster than I write… Bad combination)

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          1. Maybe, but most people assume that people in Grade 12 have no spare time (which in the case of some friends is true) but i manage to get a fair bit and my strength is math but my English is still good (one time i forgot i had an assignment and i did it during the lesson it was due and still passed). Also i noticed this just now in chapter 18 http://prntscr.com/724pu3 http://prntscr.com/724pjp http://prntscr.com/724pbc . The first 2 have the armour as: “Light (-material)” but the third has: “-material- (Light)”

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          2. Picking up stuff like that is also good! If you send me your email I will create a Google doc to see how you go!
            I will fix that shortly lol

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  4. Well, I’m not a grammar nazi, and don’t really have the time to do such things, but here’s one piece of grammatical advice that I saw you misuse a couple times.

    Using an apostrophe-s is possessive.
    An ‘s’ with an apostrophe is plural.
    Ex: [Placing comma’s] should be [Placing commas]. [pdf’s] should be [PDFs].

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    1. Man, wish we could edit comments. It should be obvious, but that was supposed to say:
      An ‘s’ without an apostrophe is plural.

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