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Topic: Looking for a proofreader
Posted: 30 Dec 2019 12:19



I think the "direction" I really need is a course focused on English verb tenses <img src="/images/emoticons/dontknow.gif" alt="dontknow">


Have you tried Duolingo?


Never heard of that :O
Will take a look.

Topic: Looking for a proofreader
Posted: 30 Dec 2019 11:33


For a time I was a moderator here (don't ask), and I always tried to help 'fix' errors' when I verified and, if there were too many, I would reject them with a note on how to correct the errors.
Sadly, at the moment, I am struggling to find the time for my own work which I am serialising here otherwise I would be glad to help you.
I suggest that you at least try submitting a story here. I am sure that those who moderate will at least point you in the right direction.
Please don't give up after your first attempt. Wars are not won by giving up after the first defeat. <img src="/images/emoticons/icon_study.gif" alt="study"> <img src="/images/emoticons/icon_thumleft.gif" alt="thumbright">

I think the "direction" I really need is a course focused on English verb tenses <img src="/images/emoticons/dontknow.gif" alt="dontknow">

Topic: Looking for a proofreader
Posted: 30 Dec 2019 11:29


How many "words" are you talking about?

Around 15500 words (22 pages in MSWord), if that's your question. One of my shortest... <img src="/images/emoticons/eusa_shifty.gif" alt="Anxious">

Topic: Looking for a proofreader
Posted: 30 Dec 2019 05:41

Thanks Survivor, I understand.
I am sorry for that, because I genuinely love both to read and write. Most sites allow publishing with just a check if the story meet the rules, if any. I know here and the red site value proper English so I was looking forward to be able to publish here and see how my mistakes can be corrected. I understand that it can be considered a job, and I'm not looking to hire an editor. I write a lot because I can leave my fantasy free. I mostly write for my own pleasure, but hoped I could share some of the stories here.
I'll try to find someone somewhere else who can be willing to proofread, otherwise I'll keep writing for myself. Even if 'sloppy' sites I could probably publish the stories, I'm just not comfortable enough with publishing something that may not be written properly.
Regards.

Topic: Looking for a proofreader
Posted: 29 Dec 2019 15:21

Thank you for the answer AnnaMayZing.
I know I have to split it... I think 5 or more parts. I published a couple stories on another site.
I know grammarly, but never tried it. My concern though is verb tenses. they aren't wrong, technically, but I tend to fall in the passive form, that MSWord already marks. Just... well, my knowledge in English is limited, as I mostly learned it by myself, reading books.
I wrote tenth of stories, and periodically re-read them and correct some parts. I revised most for years. Many, I keep adding parts every time... Just... well, I guess I would need a course on verb tenses in English :P
Well... please just tell me if I can hope in a proofreader here. Otherwise, I could try to submit the first part of the story, see it likely rejected (I know it would be my fault), and give up :/

Topic: Looking for a proofreader
Posted: 29 Dec 2019 13:28

Hi, didn't find a better place where to post this.
I'm not English mothertongue, thus I often have troubles with the use of proper verb tenses (amongst other influences from my mother language). I have many stories, but I am fairly sure that they would be rejected because of that. So I'm looking for someone who would be so kind to proofread those I'd like to publish.
As far as now, I'm not going to try and publish the longer ones, in fact the short one I wish to publish is just around 15500 words (22 pages in MSWord).
I don't know if you have people helping with proofreading here, just hope so.
Thank you in advance.
Marco

Topic: How did you discover storiesspace.com?
Posted: 29 Dec 2019 13:12

From the sister site of this. Published a couple stories there under a different name.

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