Anybody for a little light reading?

Posted: January 27, 2015 in self-publishing, writing
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Turns out I have a terrible pleading for help face.

Turns out I have a terrible pleading for help face.

Dear reader, the time has come for me to ask you a favour. Not a big one, if you enjoy reading what I write, but a favour none the less.

Would you like to help proofread my new book?

I’m about an hour’s editing away from finishing the first book in a new steampunk adventure series. I can’t afford professional editing, so I’m relying on folks I know to read and comment on issues both big and small. Laura’s going to have a first read through, and in about a week’s time I’ll be sending it to other people for comments. If any of you would like to help out, and have time to read and comment on a short book (novella length – around 30,000 words) then please let me know. The more eyes I can get on this first volume (and the second, if you enjoy it enough to comment on that one too), the less likely I am to publish some awful rambling mess.

Anyone who helps out will receive my eternal thanks, along with an acknowledgement in the book and some kind of writing/blogging favour. I’d say a free copy of the book, but the first volume’s going to be free anyway. But hey, help with both books and get a free copy of the second one when they come out!

If you’d like to help out then please leave a comment below or contact me by whatever other means you have.

Thanks in advance!

  1. Jenny says:

    I have actual professional proof reading experience and everything. Admittedly not fiction, but still… I assume my mental red pen will still work.

    It would probably be useful to know whether you’re most interested in my checking spelling/grammar, language consistency, big picture stuff, or a bit of everything.

  2. everwalker says:

    Of course! I have an event on the 10-11th Feb, but after that I’d be very happy to.

  3. Chris Jensen Romer says:

    Becky and I will both happily proofread. I don’t do as much of it these days but boy do I know how important it is from my own writing.

  4. glenatron says:

    Happy to.

  5. Steve Hartline says:

    Hand raised.
    As a former technical writer (and to varying degrees still) that also proofed peer work, I can provide that perspective if it would be useful.

  6. Thanks so much folks – I’ll get in contact with details and the document next week.

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