Book Editor for "Birthsong on Stinson Beach"


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

These are the most gracious people on the face of the Earth, but they are also the poorest... Help us help them!

About

I have completed a book of FICTION called "Birthsong" that in early Fall '17 will complement a simultaneous publishing of a non-fiction work that is already being edited by a Taproot volunteer. I would like to obtain the expertise of a fiction volunteer to edit the 278 page manuscript.

*****
I have an agent but before sending the ms. to her I want it to be as good as possible. When we were first thinking of publishing the book with a pub house she wrote her own blurb:

"Birthsong is a powerful, probing and essential for a world mired in misunderstanding and upheaval. Birthsong is a gentle and sweet book and, of course, that night on the beach is extraordinary. It will remind you of "The Five People you Meet in Heaven"... A slow realization of the importance of spirituality. Resounding with humor and clarity, Hardy's book cuts through the mist of global issues, tackling the complexities that confront a contemporary world, a world vitally connected, yet still beset with age-old problems. There is a great deal of wisdom in this highly readable, well-written book."

*****
The book is completed and has gone through a few re-writes. It will be published first as an ebook and paperback to test the market (agent requirement), and then if all goes well (numbers game) it will go to one of the pub houses.

Skills

  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • At least 40 hours
  • Editorial experience

Report this opportunity

Report this opportunity

Engage your employees, consumers, or students! VolunteerMatch provides the tools that make community involvement easy.