Ascension Point, Meet Proofreader

Exciting news! I’ve just this afternoon completed the edit process with Misti, and ASCENSION POINT will shortly be winging its way into the inbox of a lucky proofreader at RedAdept.

Who will doubtless tell me that we got all of the ellipses wrong, and they should be em-dashes, and then we’ll have to have a grammar fight. I can’t wait.

What does this mean? It means, in theory, that I’m a mere week away from being ready to publish.

EXCITEMENT LEVEL: DEFCON 2.

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8 thoughts on “Ascension Point, Meet Proofreader

  1. Congrats! I have to say, when I read “grammar fight,” I pictured two people on a barren field, armored in hardcover books, slinging commas around like battle axes. Alternately, a Mortal Kombat-esque scenario.

    FINISH HIM.

  2. How exciting! Congrats!

    I have a quick question for you. How did the process of hiring RedAdept go? I’m asking because I sent the request to schedule the editing of my prequel and Lynn emailed me back to say that the content editing would not include grammar/punctuation. I need content and line editing. Do they not offer that? I don’t want to sound like a jackass talking to this lady.

    1. Ah, you’ve probably got mixed up by how Lynn defines content and line (copy) editing. Easily done.

      Their content editing service is outlined at http://redadeptpublishing.com/content-editing/: “Content editing is solely for feedback on character development, storyline, plot, and pacing. Occasionally, the editor may point out issues with writing style. Content editing does NOT include corrections for grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, etc. Fee: $.004 per word.” That’ll be what you requested.

      It’s not completely intuitive, but their line editing service (http://redadeptpublishing.com/editing-services/) includes the content edit AND all the grammar and punctuation stuff. The average rate is $.009 per word. The bit that says: “One additional document noting any larger scope storyline, writing style, character issues, etc.” is the content edit stuff.

      Make sense?

      1. Yes thank you. She also sent me an email. I was confused by the wording, you’re right. I want the line editing. Thank you so much for posting about them. I’ve been searching for an editor for a while now. Almost positive I’m going to go with them. Meaning unless the Mayans are right about December, haha.

      2. Dan Harris

        No problem, I’m happy to evangelise about the service. I’m sure Lynn’s mentioned this, but just be aware that there’s normally a bit of a waiting period before she can fit you in, unless they have a cancellation, or an MS that isn’t ready in time for the writer’s booking.
        I’ve already got an edit of my second book scheduled for June next year 🙂

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