Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Day 7 Item #2: Editor and Author Rebecca A. Weston

The Write Stuff for Boston Auction Day 7
Item #2: Full line-by-line copy edit from Author/Editor Rebecca Ann Weston

You are bidding on:
·         Full line by line copy edit up to 120k words
Opening Bid: $100
Auction Begins: Wednesday 5/1 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Sunday 5/5 @ 10:00PM EDT
About the full edit: Line-by-line copy edit of a manuscript up to 120,000 words. The edit would include spelling/grammatical errors, continuity and logistical errors, minor issues I might see in characterization or pacing, etc. My area of professional expertise definitely lends more to a finely tuned polish rather than a developmental critique.- One page letter regarding the first 50 pages, the strengths and weaknesses.
Bio: Rebecca A. Weston is an author and professional copy editor who has put her English degree and her emphatic love of grammar to work in the advertising industry as a proofreader for the past eight years. She also works freelance as a copy editor for authors wanting to put a finely tuned polish on their manuscripts for submission or publication. When she's not studying sentence structures, she's writing her own stories, which mainly involve heroines fighting monsters and blowing stuff up. And when she's not doing that, she's watching nerdy TV shows with her husband and a giant dog who thinks he fits on people's laps.
Rebecca A. Weston’s Website:
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  1. $100 : )

  2. $150

  3. $200

  4. This auction is now closed--congratulations to Davidoarr on a winning bid of $4200!

    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.