Saturday, April 27, 2013

Day 3 Item #4: Editor TJ Loveless

The Write Stuff for Boston Auction Day 3
Item #4: Full comprehensive edit of the first 50 pages from Editor TJ Loveless

You are bidding on:
·         Full comprehensive edit of the first 50 pages of a novel
Opening Bid: $50
Auction Begins: Saturday 4/27 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 5/1 @ 10:00PM EDT
About the full edit: - Full, comprehensive edit of first 50 pages of MS, as if author is on my desk and on the way to publication. It will be in .docx format with Track Changes. This includes, but not limited to, looking for redundancy, passive writing, inconsistencies, misspellings, punctuation, grammar, characterization, POV, world building, transition and plot issues.
- One page letter regarding the first 50 pages, the strengths and weaknesses.
- Must be formatted in Times New Roman, 1.5 space, one inch margins, 12 pt. Prefer in .doc, however, can work with .rtf. No title pages, keep break between chapter heading and writing at most two returns, and inserted page break between chapters. It's easier to work with a neatly formatted MS.
- Conversation with author regarding what experience they are looking to give their audience and how best to achieve prior to edit

Bio: T.J. Loveless is a copy/content editor for Curiosity Quills, LLC, often with Editor Kitty in attendance to ensure due diligence. Some of her past occupations include technical editor, correctional officer, heavy equipment operator, grant writing, lab assistant, co-author of two scientific papers regarding genetics and currently in the query trenches with Urban Fantasy Going Thru Hell. Writing novella series for self publication summer of 2013. Can often be found on Twitter laughing at her own mistakes in old MSs that get dusted off and held up as giggling examples of what not to do.
Auction Terms:
    • Bid by posting a comment with your bid amount and email address; anonymous bidding is NOT allowed.
    • Do not bid unless you intend to pay that amount to the designated charity organization(s).
    • Bids are in U.S. Dollars.
    • Bids under $50 must be at least $1 more than the previous bid; bids from $50 to under $100 must be at least $2 more than the previous bid; bids of $100 or more must be at least $5 more than the previous bid. Overbids are encouraged.
    • Highest bid before the end of the auction wins.  Unless otherwise stated, bidding on most items will start between $5 and $100, depending on the item and approximate value, but the starting bid is merely suggested.  You may open bidding at more, if you’d like.
    • Winning bid is not final until the winning bidder is announced in the closing comment and notified by email (MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER IF YOU DO NOT SEE ONE IN YOUR INBOX). Winner notification will be sent within 24 hours of item’s end.  Winning bidder must donate the winning bid amount to the designated charity organization(s) and provide a copy of the receipt within three days of notification.  In the event a bidder does not claim their item, the item will be considered “forfeited” and I will proceed to the next to second highest, and so on.
    • For physical items, unless otherwise noted, donor pays standard shipping within the U.S.; if winner is outside of U.S., winning bidder pays for shipping outside the U.S.
    • Items up for bid that involve critiques: ALL PAGES ARE TO BE DOUBLE SPACED WITH A TWELVE POINT TIMES NEW ROMAN FONT (unless otherwise noted).
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  1. I'm entering! Dare others to beat my pledge of $20.00 to win the critique from the "Editress of Awesome".

    Let's do this for a good cause & make our stories shine. :)

  2. $100

  3. $125

    angelacerrito AT yahoo DOT com

  4. This auction is now closed--congratulations to Teri Peppe on a winning bid of $130!

    I'll send the winner an email shortly confirming the winning bid along with payment/donation instructions.

    Thank you all for participating in The Write Stuff for Boston auction! Please be sure to check out the other amazing items still available.