What I need: As said above I need editors. Just your regular grammar, punctuation and if needed “I don’t need to know this delete” type feel. It will be via google docs and you can edit the doc yourself just please please comment a suggestion for me to erase something because I got fuzz brain and it might be important later.
Why I need it: I just realized this is the last year I can submit my story for the Wattys and between work, my fellowship and doing rewrites I’m all the way behind and doubt I will make it by the 28-29 (I set that time because last year when I tried to submit day of it glitched. It was tragic. Never again)
When I need it: I need the story completed in less than three weeks September 29th 11PM EST. The latest. I’m half way done but wont make it on my own.
Here’s the thing, all help is great but I can’t accept all help. Its a mature story with content warnings for:
Discussions of Mental Health
And Trigger Warnings for:
Mentions of past addiction & self-harm.
Mild depictions of violence.
Adult Situations and Dark Themes.
Depictions of manic phases. My MC has BPD like me but in the story she is allowing herself to spiral
Okay if you read my book or you looked at the trigger warnings like… That’s dramatic. I’m sorry. We never know what anyone else is dealing with so I like people to know and if these are anyones issues I would like to let them know what they’re getting into.
What’s in it for me? You must be wondering WELL payment of course. I’m on a tight schedule with literally no time so this is an as you go per scale thing. You edit a chapter, I read one of your chapters. Since my chapters are anything from 700-2000k words I would obviously make this even. So you edit a chapter with more than 1000 words I flood you with my comments. I’m funny. Ask around. You edit more than 5 chapters I add you to one of my reading list Disclaimer: This goes according to where I feel it fits best. I know what you’re thinking, who does this person think they are? Well hear me out. My guide book has been pinned to main site page on Wattpad all year I kept getting people visiting but had no content for them so made a bunch of, you like this, meet this person and it helps. You be my hero and knock down these chapters within a week and shout you out on twitter. I only have 1k+ followers but verified writers publishers and two politicians follow me so good buzz.
All editors get a permeant follow on Wattpad but those who edit more than 12k words get a follow on twitter Disclaimer: Sometimes people are gross on the internet I hold full rights to unfollow you if you’re offensive in a way that is not funny
Because this is time sensitive and I have a hectic schedule I will be doing this read for read style. Even if you can do five chapters I send you one in a shared doc you finish I give payment each time.
Disclaimer: My schedule is weird, I’m holding interviews for my job this weekend so my replies and payments will not be like 3pm on a Tuesday but certainly before weeks end likely Mon-Wen because I only have class those days.(also maybe randomly at like 2AM sometimes because I don’t sleep)
Okay you talk too much whats this story?:
The story is your standard Literary Fiction told in first person train of thought (Think the book You) with mild slang. It has an unreliable narrator and is told in duel timelines so depending on what you can and are willing to do it will be sporadic because I’m sending in order. My MC is annoying (TO ME) everyone is morally gray and if you know the story I mean no I’m not sending sex scenes. I don’t know how old anyone is and will edit that myself but the above warnings still stand.
Blurb/Description: Abandoned by Mr. Perfect, 26-year-old Rue, a young wife with a history of mental-illness and abuse begins a journal hoping to discover what about her sends men running? After a hot night with an old flame, Rue discovers the past isn’t what it seems, the present holds ugly secrets and letting go isn’t as easy as she believed.
The story of us is a slow-burn drama series with dark romance & explicit sex scenes. Think, 50 shades with a storyline. 365 DNI with people of color.
The series has billionaires, four love interests, hot sex, and two merging timelines told by an unreliable narrator who can’t see the world outside herself. Asking the question, what happens when a sucker for love learns not only is her story not a romance but she’s not the main character?
If this sounds like something you will be interested in: First of all… thank you you saint you?! OR demon, I don’t know your preference. Secondly comment here. DM me on Wattpad or Twitter. Let me know what you’re willing to do and what you want me to read or if you don’t have anything we can negotiate.
What kind of editing have you done. Do you have an example? If no what do you use to edit. Just need to make sure I will have human eyes because sometimes machines miss things.
Wattpad/ & or twitter user name:
I need this so I know who I’m following and when I give shout outs.
Age range: [15-17] [18-25] [Kid I’m grown lets do this (25+)]
I need this so I don’t send the a lightly spicy chapter to someone I shouldn’t but I’m fine with teens editing as long as you know your stuff.
How many chapters do you feel you can edit:
This is just a projection so I can check them off and know how to send so you say 5 I will hold off the consecutive for you if that makes sense.
How long do you need:
If you’re a one chapter a week human I’ll just know find more humans.
Are you good with slang, AAVE, do you need me to explain any mental health things:
I don’t use it in my book much but theres short language here and there and some of the sentences are purposefully ramble because this is in the head of someone ignoring a manic phase.
What would you like me to read:
Optional. If you don’t have anything now this will roll over. I’m giving perm follows so just message me like hey, I got my book now & I got you.
Okay, thanks for reading. Also, HELP ME WACKY WRITERS YOU’RE MY ONLY HOPE.