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Substantive editing <600 words


10 per unit Virtual OK

Send me your text (a maximum of 600 words) and I will send it back to you with comments within a week. I prefer to use Google docs because of its comments functionality, but that's negotiable.

Across the board I will help you out with style, brevity, and clear communication. To get more specific edits, explain the context of your piece: Who is the audience? Where will it be published? What is your goal? What tone are you aiming for? If your work is supposed to fit into a larger body of text (such as a page on a website) I can look at that* to help you stay consistent. If your work is technical in nature, I don't mind doing a bit of research to understand it.

I mostly have experience editing non-fiction: articles, books, important emails, essays, etc. That said, I am open to the challenge of tackling fiction or verse. We can chat about it.

This is not copy editing. I will correct your grammar, spelling, or punctuation if I come across a mistake, but it's not a guarantee.

*Within reason. I won't read an entire encyclopedia to edit your particular entry.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!


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About Ray Droujkov

Ray is a temporary localized violation of the 2nd law of thermodynamics. They like artsy games, mathematics, and existentialism. At any given moment they're trying to study more things than is sensib...le. Right now it's physics, figure skating, and fiction writing. If you have something to teach, it's more probable than not that Ray wants to learn more

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Ray Droujkov is looking for:
  • Experiences
  • Learning
  • Art & Design