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Copyediting (1001-5000 words)
I will look over and edit any sort of written document up to 5,000 words for this price. I will mark anything wrong with grammar, punctuation, etc. However, I will not correct things such as style or voice. That is up to the author.
If you are unsatisfied with the first round of edits, I will provide a second free of charge.
Copyediting (100-1000 words)
I will look over and edit any sort of written document up to 1,000 words for this price. I will mark anything wrong with grammar, punctuation, etc. However, I will not correct things such as style or voice. That is up to the author.
If you are unsatisfied with the first round of edits, I will provide a second free of charge.
I know it's April Fool's Day. I know that means some of you might be expecting some manner of attempt at humor in this journal. But I am not in much of a mood for any sort of tomfoolery, so there shall be none of that from me. Why, you ask? I will share that story at the end of this journal.

There isn't too much to say as far as writing goes this month. I have been hard at work on the sequel to The Clocksmith, as usual. I did officially start the third draft, so that's kind of exciting. I recently noticed that the working title I had at the start of this project, Desperation, has become increasingly less relevant. I had never planned to keep that title, but I still find it amusing how that happened. But anyway, I hope to have the third draft finished sometime in the next few months.

The revival of my old Creatures project as a tabletop RPG is going well. I still have quite a bit of testing to do, but I think the core is pretty solid.
Speaking of which, I'm looking for people interested in testing the game. At the moment, I think that would involve a Play by Post-style of play. However, I'm willing to work out the details with anyone interested, so if you think that might be you, send me a note and we'll discuss it!

Okay, so back to the story I promised at the start of this journal. As I might or might not have mentioned before, I work at a local television station when not writing. This station has the unfortunate distinction of never doing anything for April Fool's Day. Being a writer, I thought I would ask to create a short "story" we could run at the end of the morning show and was given permission to go ahead and get it set up. And so I eventually came up with a very silly bit about clouds no longer working properly. No one was going to be fooled, of course, but fooling people was never the point. I just wanted to elicit a few chuckles from the audience. My first mistake was giving the finished script to one of the anchors and saying, "Make any changes you need to it." I had meant that he could make any necessary formatting changes. What happened instead was most of the jokes were either cut out entirely or condensed to the point where they no longer were recognizable as such. But oh well. That sort of thing happens.

In any case, I think I'll wrap up this journal for now. Have a good April, everyone!

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Cody Brown
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Cody Brown lives with one foot in Maine and one in Brigard. Some people do not approve of this, but he does not much care. When not writing, Cody is working on world-building. When not world-building, he is floor directing at the local television station. The Clocksmith is Cody’s debut novel.

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suddenbanana Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Photographer
thanks for the fav Heart
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Captain-Random Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Writer
You're welcome :D
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Carbon-Vanilla Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw that you had visited my page and I was curious about who you were because I have never seen you around before. Interesting gallery, but I'm not into writing so I can't really say much about that; although while I was browsing through your page, the word Copyediting caught my eye. After reading the commission widget description, my initial response would have been... "Really, this guy gets paid to proofread people's literature... isn't that what Spell Check on Microsoft Word is for?! :unimpressed:"; but then curiosity really got the best of me and I had to look up the definition of copyediting.

To my surprise, Copyediting is a lot more than just detecting and correcting spelling and grammar error's; it also involves terminology, jargon, semantics, and ensuring that the text adheres to the publisher's style or an external style guide... which you already know but people like me, don't. I would suggest clarifying the description of you commission widget to avoid another idiot like me who would confuse proofreading with copyediting. Also I had no idea that copyediting was a career within the news and magazine industry. The More You Know!

PS. I hope I didn't offend you too much, If I did; I'm sorry.
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Captain-Random Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional Writer
Thank you for stopping by and giving me your advice! I will keep what you suggested in mind. And don't worry, you certainly didn't offend me :)
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Carbon-Vanilla Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! :highfive:
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xXI-Feel-InfiniteXx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the fave :rose:
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Captain-Random Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Writer
You're welcome :)
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vilindery Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Thank you for the fav :hug:
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Captain-Random Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional Writer
You're welcome :)
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AnnaLuminara Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! *Cartographer high-five.*
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