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2009 January 24

Wanted Editor For My Book


I am in process of writing and publishing my frist book. I need an experience editor who willing to do it for free. Since I don’t have much money. It about helping people to understand about pit bulls and others breeds how they can make great pet etc and common myths about them. Thanks.

It’s certainly hard to argue that they desperately need an editor. Let’s start with an editor for their Craigslist post and then work our way up …

Wanted: Editor For My Book


I am in the process of writing and publishing my frist first book. I need an experienced editor who is willing to do it for free. S since I don’t have much money. It‘s about helping people to understand about pit bulls and others breeds; I want to show how that they can make great pets etc and discuss common myths about them. Thanks.

Actually, I would rearrange the paragraph so that the third sentence is second, since the word “It’s” is referring to book, and not editor.

On second thought, no thanks. Something tells me that book would be a lot of work.

Submitted by Sara from over at It’s Lovely! I’ll Take It!, which I must admit was one of the blogs that gave me the idea for this one. Thanks, Sara!

19 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 January 24
    Maria Nichole permalink

    This is brilliant!

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  2. 2009 January 24

    You’re welcome! Glad you like it.

    To give credit where it’s due: I originally saw it not on craigslist, but on Metafilter.

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  3. 2009 January 24
    D / DM permalink

    I’m looking for an experience editor too. If someone could edit my experience for me, my life would be much more interesting.

    Adores: 6
  4. 2009 January 24
    Anonymous permalink

    Nice to see your willing to leave errors in your correction and make fun of your self too, good job.

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  5. 2009 January 24
    Jade permalink

    Anonymous, there are NO errors in the correction. You are probably the original writer and would not recognize a correctly-written post if you saw one.

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  6. 2009 January 24
    Courtney permalink

    Well, Anon can’t write a correctly-written comment, so what do you expect?

    Adores: 2
  7. 2009 January 24
    drmk permalink

    Nice to see your willing to leave errors in your correction and make fun of your self too, good job.

    I think you mean:

    Nice to see you’re willing to leave errors in your correction and make fun of yourself too. Good job.

    I fixed the contraction, spelling, and comma splice for you. You’re welcome. Now, can you be a little bit more specific? What exactly do you believe is still wrong with my corrected version?

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  8. 2009 January 24

    Your blog is far more than adequate, by the way! Just sayin’!

    I’ve never visited Craigslist much and you highlight all the good stuff. Thanks for the hard work and the many laughs.

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  9. 2009 January 24
    bawdy dame permalink

    Well done on the submission and the correction of earlier post.

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  10. 2009 January 24
    bawdy dame permalink

    correction= verbal spanking of “anonymous.”

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  11. 2009 January 24
    laura permalink

    Ha, at first I thought YSaC was putting together a book. Don’t all the other popular blogs have books you can buy compiled from the blog?

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  12. 2009 January 24

    Ugh. I think I know this guy. I think I edited his crap once already. It WAS a lot of work.

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  13. 2009 January 25
    Katri permalink

    Not the anonymous but the part about “pit bulls and others breeds” caught my attention too. Granted, English isn’t my first language but that sounds a little strange. Also, would “dispel” be a better word than “discuss”?

    Sorry, I can’t resist making corrections. And I find your blog funny, even though I live in a country with no Craigslist.

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  14. 2009 January 25
    drmk permalink

    Katri; thanks. It’s not entirely obvious, but the “s” in “others” has a strike through it, indicating that I edited it out of the original.

    And “dispel” could work there, yes.

    (I can’t believe I’m discussing my editing! I’m also quite amused that Katri, a non-native speaker, has a markedly better command of the language than our friend Anonymous.)

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  15. 2009 January 25
    Katri permalink

    It does look different now that you mention, it’s too tiny for my eyes ??

    I’m a graphic designer and am doing a layout for a book that’s in English and has passed two editors, there are still a lot of mistakes for me to catch (and probably quite many that I don’t notice). Editing is really hard work.

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  16. 2009 January 26
    Random Person permalink

    Um. I have never published a book, but once you find a publisher, don’t you get the editing as part of the deal? I think what this person really means (even though they don’t know this is what they mean) is: “I need a proofreader to improve my text enough that the editor going through the slush pile doesn’t reject it as unreadable after two sentences.”

    I have edited, but not professionally. I did like it, but I agree, it’s a LOT of work, even with text that’s well-written to begin with.

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  17. 2009 January 26
    drmk permalink

    I think what this person really means (even though they don’t know this is what they mean) is: “I need a proofreader to improve my text enough that the editor going through the slush pile doesn’t reject it as unreadable after two sentences.”

    Dingdingdingdingding!

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  18. 2009 September 1
    Innana permalink

    One missed mistake: “free” or “free of charge” instead of “for free.”

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  19. 2009 September 4
    Kagenin permalink

    Judging from her speech writing skills, I’m thinking that whoever Harper-Collins lines up to edit Sarah Palin’s book is going to have just a difficult a time.

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