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Need editor/ book doctor for a mainstream novel

I need an editor who is a talented "book doctor" for a quirky mainstream novel of about 91,700 words.

Synopsis:

Now, an old man, Bob Skinner Jr. looks back on his upbringing in the ancestor-proud, football-crazy farm town of Grunion Glade, Ohio in the 1950's, and relates the life of his cousin, William Feely, a dwarf, football-hating misfit, who is despised by everyone in town. Bob hates his family-appointed job as bodyguard to Willam, who single-handedly causes the town’s beloved football team to lose the league championship for the first time ever, ruins Bob's hopes for a football scholarship and his plans to marry the girl he loves. Most of all, Cousin William uncovers a secret that destroys the town’s rigid social structure, and forever changes the lives of everyone in town. This book is loaded with football, and the history of the Miami-Erie Canal.

I am looking for an editor who can find a grabber beginning (pulled from somewhere else in the book), and speed up the action in the first half of the book. At the same time, much of the detail that seems to bog it down in places, is necessary background knowledge for the reader. Copyediting and grammar correction are not needed. I chose a budget range of $250.00 - $750.00 but this is negotiable.

Skills: Editing

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jw010699

Hello, This souns like quite a story! I would be happy to edit your manuscript for you. I will need to read the book first, and then focus on speeding up the action in the first half of the book and find a way to st More

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DLG73

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sedozob1

I know I can do this for you, especially the part about finding a "grabber" to make it into a page turner. Rusty Haynes' review of me is the book where I did just this. I can send you the "Forward" and the bit about "s More

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Mathinson

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revival786

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jaxmoon

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neilmathew85

I would be able to charge less but since the project is over 90k words, this will be a lot of work. Feel free to message me when you can.

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thebuyer

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TranslationLab

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caseyfenich

Hi there! I think that I would be a great fit for editing your book! To date, I have edited over 30,000 books, articles, blogs, whitepapers, and screenplays for clients all over the world. I am also an audiobook narrat More

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itssid4545

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DanielaCLeal

Hello. I am Daniela. I know you don't know me, but I saw your post and immedeately got caught up by the story. I honestly think you should pick me for the job.

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suraiyabibi

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critandpen

Hello from New York State! My name is Loni, and I am extremely interested in doctoring your novel. I'd love to explain exactly how I can help. I graduated from an accredited university with a BA in creative writi More

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