Special Skill Set: Volunteers for an editing project

Do you have a particular set of skills?
Greetings all of you!
I am going to get to the meat of the sandwich.
As Eclectic: Skin Edition (and hopefully, Beyond the Skin as well) near completion, I have been working on the relaunch of one of my earlier collections.  I’ve decided to relaunch it in the name of tweaks, presentation, and having it available in eBook form as well as print.  It’s currently titled, Spaded Truths: Themes and Proclamations, which I’ll be abbreviating Spaded Truths: T.A.P. through the rest of this blog.

I am seeking volunteers to do editing on this particular project.  However, there is some information I want to share before you decide to agree.
1.  Key word is volunteer.   

2.  The content in Spaded Truths: T.A.P. does contain very strong language.  By strong language, think rated R movie.  If you are the type that is going to count the number of curse words in the book or tell me to take all the curse words out, then save yourself the trouble of signing up.
3.  The material in Spaded Truths: T.A.P. is very controversial.  If you aren’t able to edit in a clear objective manner, this work is not for you.
Source: annawrites.com
4.  Spaded Truths: T.A.P. is primarily a collection of poetry.  There is one selection in there that reads and is constructed as a short story.  Therefore, some of the rules that apply to traditional editing of short stories and novels may not necessarily apply in editing for poetry.  You definitely have to have a keen sense of when a certain phrase, spelling, capitalization is use for impact or dialogue versus someone just misspelling something or being improper with grammar.  If you can’t clearly make that distinction, this may not be for you, either.
“Glad you stopped by.  Tell me more about yourself.”
5.  Once you sign up, I may follow up with a series of questions, just to get a further feel of whether you would be the right type of fit for the project.  Don’t get offended; I just want more information as to the type of editing or approach you would have when doing your editing.  
6.  All who decide to participate in this project will be required to sign a NDA.  A NDA is a non-disclosure agreement and is also the same as a Confidentiality Agreement.  If you refuse to sign off on the NDA, then you can’t be part of the project.  Simple as that.  No disrespect towards you.  It’s to protect the sanctity of what I’ve worked hard on.
If you are interested, feel free to hit me up via e-mail at authoressqueenofspades@hotmail.com.
Thanks for your time.
Have a great day and weekend!


Poet, short story writer, and aspiring novelist. This blog details my writing journey and everything in between: supporting other writers, doing a feature column and serving as editor-in-chief for All Authors Magazine Online.

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