Editing/beta reading experience: 70 Lit stories, 2,000-30,000 words. Stand alone, chapters, and series. One erotica novel.
Type of editing: copy editing and line editing for mechanics, clarity, and flow.
Category preferences: Erotic Couplings, How To, Humor & Satire, Letters & Transcripts, Non-Erotic, Non-Human, Romance,and Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Will edit a few other categories like BDSM and Mind Control if I like the story. (Will not edit Non-Consent or stories with gratuitous violence).
***Note: Interested in M-F themes. Prefer main characters who are are at least 25 years old.***
***I have a full-time job and other responsibilities. If your story has a short submission deadline, I’m probably not a good fit as an editor.***
My reading preferences: historical fiction, paranormal, romance, steampunk, time travel, urban fantasy, and vampire. History.
When contacting me for volunteer editing assistance or story feedback (beta reading), please provide the following information:
1. Word count of story
2. Story category/genre and sex themes
3. Brief story synopsis
4. List of main characters
5. Your Lit name
6. If your story has been edited by anyone else. (I don’t need to know the names).
7. Your writing background, very brief. (Number of Lit stories. If you have other stories published elsewhere. If you're a new writer.)
8. What you want from an editor.
-Story must be in MS Word format (.doc or .docx) and sent as an attachment.
-Story needs to be readable/editor-ready. If it’s too much work for me to get through the end of the first page, I’ll send it back for revisions.
-I work with writers who are fluent in writing American English. (One of my authors is a non-native English writer, but I wouldn't know it from his writing. A word will occasionally throw me, but not enough to be a problem).
I usually work in three stages:
1. Read entire story before accepting editing project. If I feel the story is a good fit, give feedback and estimated deliverable date. Note: If I can't read to the end of the first page because of style and mechanics issues, this usually means the story isn't editor-ready and the author needs to make revisions.
2. Copy editing/line editing. Correct errors in spelling, punctuation, word usage, wordiness, sentence structure, sentence and paragraph transitions and flow, dialogue/dialogue tags, and formatting, etc.
3. Proofing. Final review before submission to catch errors previously missed.
I edit in MS Office Word 365 using Track Changes. Authors need to be familiar with using Track Changes in the editing process.
*I respond to email within 24 hours.
*Feel free to ask for a sample edit of up to five pages.
*Feel free to ask for Lit author references.
Tips for working with Lit volunteer editors: http://forum.literotica.com/showthread.php?t=526260