Blogging from a natural-born ranter.
|I just saw loregon's post offering her/his services here "OT: Free Proofread, Anyone?" . That is so smart!
I'm a copyeditor, but I just merrily make a hard copy of something I want to work on (yes, hard, I'm set in my ways), and after it's done I e-mail the author (after leaving a review/rating) and ask if they want to see what I recommend. I make sure to tell them I work free here in the spirit of community. I also mention that "no" is always an acceptable answer, and if they'd like me to bug off and never darken their port again, that's okay, too.
It never occured to me to volunteer where people could see it. So, writers, I will do anything from a simple proofread to a copyedit. I will work with up to 20 pages of hard copy, and I post it in my port with a passcode only you will be told. After a few months I delete the item, just to save space on the site. I don't promise a timeline, but it's usually a maximum of four days before I finish.
I don't promise to work on everything requested, so e-mail me here with EDITOR as the subject, put a link to the item you want worked on, and if I choose your item I'll tell you. If I don't choose your item, it's just that are only so many hours a day, and I do work for money, too, so sometimes I just don't have time.