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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.
Look at that, March is here already. February certainly went by quickly for me. Some have said it is because the month is so much shorter than its siblings, but I think it went by faster even when compared to Februaries of years past.

The Clocksmith's sequel is starting to pick up steam. I was stuck at a critical scene and so, after pacing around fretfully in indecision, I decided it would be best to isolate the scene in a separate document and write it without paying attention to the numerous previous attempts I had made at it. For you see, I had tried to get this scene pinned down many times before. Each time, I thought I had finished, only to throw it out the next day when I re-read what I had written. This time, though, I think I finally have something decent. The rest of the story is a giant tangle, so I will definitely need at least two more sets of revisions before it is in any shape fit for the public. But each subsequent revision should hopefully be easy, so I still am aiming to finish by the end of this year.

In addition to the weekly poems I have been sharing, I also have a few short stories I am thinking of posting here. The only reason I haven't yet is because I am waiting to see if there is a reason I should not share them. There probably isn't, but sometimes anthologies and such don't like work being previously published and most count deviantART in that category. But even if the short stories have to wait a bit longer, you can still look forward to a new poem every week!

Speaking of short stories, I have started what might eventually become a new novel. Some have told me that it is among the best things I've written, but I am hesitating to do anything more with it. While I can't disagree that it is pretty good, the subject matter is rather... different from my usual fare. I'll hang onto the story, of course, but it's fate has yet to be decided.

Last month, I mentioned I am working on a tabletop RPG version of Creatures. That is still being worked on, but I haven't had a chance to test the initial rules yet. Because of that, I'm not ready to share how it will work publicly. However, if any of you are interested, I would be happy to share what I have so far. Just send me a note with any questions you might have.

That's about it for updates, but I have a couple of amusing stories to share before I end this update.
Earlier this morning, I was talking to DeviBrigard and the topic of Mary Sues came up. I decided to take the test (which can be found here) with Abdiel, the divine being worshiped as a god in the setting of The Clocksmith. He ended up scoring a 74. But what was really funny about the test was that one of DeviBrigard's main characters was scored an 82.
On an unrelated note, have any of you ever had a character appear in your mind but have nowhere to put it? That happened to me the other day. I quite like this character I accidentally invented, but she has no setting. She is a sort of dryad or forest sprite who is also quite an accomplished adventurer. However, her nature prevents her from leaving the presence of trees and so she can never explore the wastelands of the world. I'll probably end up developing her more in my quest to find a place she can belong, but in the meantime, I'd be happy for suggestions on what to do with her if you have any.

And that's all for this month, everyone. Have a great March!

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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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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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Captain-Random Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Writer
You're welcome :D *high-five returned*
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ChibiBunni7 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the llama!
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