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Offline Dorte Hummelshoj Reading Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton
24 Nov 2014, 04:10 PM | Post: #1

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Looking for American proofreader

This post was last modified: 24 Nov 2014 04:10 PM by Dorte Hummelshoj.
Hi folks.
I have been busy writing and editing some Danish stuff, but now I have been asked to translate a Danish novella into English.
As the story is set in Detroit, I want an American proofreader for this one. Anyone who can recommend somebody who is GOOD and not too expensive?
I have received one offer which says $ 200 for 25,000 words. I'm quite okay with that (and I'm sure my customer will accept it), I just don't know the person so if you have worked with anyone ...
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Offline Daphne Reading Wanted by Tim Arnot
24 Nov 2014, 04:33 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Looking for American proofreader

This post was last modified: 24 Nov 2014 04:34 PM by Daphne.
You could look at the testimonials for Emily Nemchick: Here.
She is English, educated at Cambridge University, but lives in the US and edits in American or British English.
She sometimes posts on KUF.
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Offline Dorte Hummelshoj Reading Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton
24 Nov 2014, 04:56 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Looking for American proofreader

(24 Nov 2014 04:33 PM)Daphne Wrote: Wrote:  You could look at the testimonials for Emily Nemchick: Here.
She is English, educated at Cambridge University, but lives in the US and edits in American or British English.
She sometimes posts on KUF.

Thank you, Daphne.
She seems to be exactly what I'm looking for - and cheap as well.
I have sent her a message.
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24 Nov 2014, 07:18 PM | Post: #4

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RE: Looking for American proofreader

Do you need an American proofreader necessarily? I'm pretty sure most editors who work with English offer both.
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Offline Dorte Hummelshoj Reading Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton
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RE: Looking for American proofreader

(24 Nov 2014 07:18 PM)Rosen Trevithick Wrote: Wrote:  Do you need an American proofreader necessarily? I'm pretty sure most editors who work with English offer both.

Well, perhaps not. Emily Nemchick (recommended by Daphne) is not American but lives there. As British English is my favourite, I want to ensure that at least one of us knows what she is doing. I have been in touch with Emily, and she seems professional, reliable and very reasonable so of the proofreaders I have been in touch with today she seems to be the best option.
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Offline Dorte Hummelshoj Reading Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton
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RE: Looking for American proofreader

Perhaps I should add that I have a nice Facebook network of Scandinavian writers who often ask for English editors or proofreaders. If any of you would like to be added to the network, you are welcome to apply. Occasional posts where you offer various services for writers are fine with everybody. If they have translated their own work and want editing help, I can't guarantee that the quality of their translations is any good so I recommend that you ask to see some pages before you agree on a price.

You can find "Forfatter-chat" here (writers' chatroom):
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