English Not Your First Language? Ask For A Proofreader!

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English Not Your First Language? Ask For A Proofreader!

Postby DollSpace » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:22 am

First, I recognise a lot of people here who have English as their first language could use a damn good proofreader, but for those who grew up speaking French or Spanish or Finnish or Polish or Swedish or Russian or Turkish or Japanese or any other language, you're more than welcome to send me (and anyone else who volunteers on this thread) a copy of your finished manuscript. I'll fix the obvious errors and send it back to you so you can make doubly sure it still makes sense to you before you post it. We're not mind-readers and we will make mistakes (like we do in our own stories! lol) but it may help your story reach a wider audience and may teach you more about this overly-complex language we know as English. And, maybe, you can teach one of us a thing or two about your native language, as I know I'm always looking to expand my language horizons. And anyone else who'd like to help in this project, post on this thread, too, to offer your services. And for those who want their story proofread by a native (or very experienced) English speaker, remember, you don't have to take the recommendations that I, or anyone else, makes. It's still your creation, your story, and you're really only seeking a second opinion.

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Re: English Not Your First Language? Ask For A Proofreader!

Postby FaceoffFembot » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:43 am

Same goes for me. If you want help from English to French or the other way around, just PM me.

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Re: English Not Your First Language? Ask For A Proofreader!

Postby gynoneko » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:25 am

I am always willing to help proofread someone's work if they want.
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Re: English Not Your First Language? Ask For A Proofreader!

Postby Spaz » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:50 am

Same here, I'd like to think I did alright with Mirage's works last year. I mostly do spelling and grammatical edits.
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Re: English Not Your First Language? Ask For A Proofreader!

Postby darkbutflashy » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:26 pm

I have to thank FC user Rdaneel who helped me with my ongoing story. Sadly, he's away since chapter two.

So I would be glad if anyone could help me with chapters two, three, four and ongoing.
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Re: English Not Your First Language? Ask For A Proofreader!

Postby McLane » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:57 pm

If someone is willing to "lately proofread" my last post in this section, I'd be really pleased :notworthy:

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Re: English Not Your First Language? Ask For A Proofreader!

Postby DollSpace » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:09 pm

This is the link to Silkscreen's latest work.

It definitely needs proofreading, but it's an awe-inspiring and long piece of work. Please follow his instructions regarding editing, too. I'll get started on it later today, but if anyone wants to start before me, go right ahead.

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Re: English Not Your First Language? Ask For A Proofreader!

Postby DollSpace » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:16 pm

McLane wrote:If someone is willing to "lately proofread" my last post in this section, I'd be really pleased :notworthy:


Consider it in the queue :) In fact, both your work and Silkscreen's epic dossier there were both inspirations for this thread, so I (and I bet everyone else who volunteered in this thread) hope to do right by everyone who submits work to this thread. If it becomes more popular than we can handle, we may have to hand out numbers or something, and it may take longer, but here, we're in our infancy, so we're just finding our footing here.

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Re: English Not Your First Language? Ask For A Proofreader!

Postby McLane » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:30 pm

Thanks a lot ! :)

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Re: English Not Your First Language? Ask For A Proofreader!

Postby Moxon » Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:26 pm

I will offer my services for this as well. I used to be a professional copy editor for a publication and I also speak Spanish.
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