I am Bobby George. I am a published author with the title ‘ONEwithin…’ under Fiction–Romance (Suspense). With another full-length Novel and a collection of Short Stories in the publishing pipeline.
I am an avid reader and a Multi-lingual with an inherent penchant for writing.
I also freelance and undertake drafting and editing jobs (Across genres in fiction).
I have been in creative writing for almost thirty plus (30+) years now, (Long time… eh!) but believe me; it does not seem so long to me until I do the math. This, I have not been doing for the commerce part of it, but for the passion I have and the pleasure I derive from it.
My love for the language has led me into the world of freelancing. It provides immense satisfaction to see many small or big goals achieved for people buzzing with ideas of a short story, novella, or a novel.
I would love to put your ideas into paper and develop a full-size draft you have always dreamt of.
Since it is my passion, I produce an impeccable write-up beyond my client’s expectations. I feel rewarded when my clients are happy with what they get.
On editing projects, I practice orthodox style of editing i.e., with pen and paper. I believe it gives a human touch to any writing. Cold error checking tools may straighten the text (Proofing, Typos, and Punctuations etc. to an extent,) but compromise personal feel. (If I cannot do without them, where are my linguistic acumen and the human touch?) And all creative writing involves many human emotions and feel.
Human editors, plot developers, can enhance the storyline; suggest structural improvements while maintaining the author’s concept. The other reason is, I can always keep the voice of the author intact.
With every project delivered, I see many a-dreams through. Shorter turnaround time and timely deliverance of every project keep my clients happy, and that is another step forward for me.
Timely completion of my projects at hand is a lifestyle for me.
The Tasks I Undertake:
- Copyediting—a) Addresses grammatical issues b) Usage and consistency c) Syntax errors, redundancy, and verbosity
- Proofreading–a) It is before submission of the manuscript after all the edits. It shall involve—Going through word by word for typos, spellings, punctuations, widows or orphans.
I edit on a word file with track changes function and adding comments to explain the changes suggested. It is solely up to the author to accept or reject suggestions. After the manuscript is submitted, a week (Depending on the number of words) is required to propose to the author the kind of editing required on it. It is up to the author to decide for himself the service he deems necessary for his work.
- Book Reviews–Manuscript in the fiction genre is only accepted. They could have sub-genres or cross-genres. I provide a detailed and honest opinion without being harsh. Same would be posted on my Instagram, Goodreads, and Amazon.in. They appear on my blog post permanently.
- Manuscript Evaluation–I provide my point of view, similar to my reviews but detailed in-depth-analysis and suggestions. It shall include title appositeness, storyline, length, fluidity and consistency, character depth and arc, narration and styles. POVs and all that may help to make it crisp and polished.
My manuscript evaluation is not editing, proofreading, or structural changes. They are add-on services.
End Note – Turnaround time for the service hired depends on the length of the story, novella, novel, and the complexity of the subject involved. The number of meetings and sittings required (Ghost writing).
For any queries related to your project, you may use the ‘Comment Box’ or the email: firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp: 91 9411197568