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Flourish Editing: Free Critique Monday!

Discussion in 'Writing Resources' started by Xaysai, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Xaysai

    Xaysai Inkling

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    Taken from their website: Flourish

     
  2. Graylorne

    Graylorne Archmage

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    I sent them an excerpt. Will let you know.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
  3. Graylorne

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    I just got the results back and I'm agreeably surprised. I got both an email with an evaluation of the work in total and an in-depth edit, where they changed some things themselves, suggested other changes and gave clear and logical reasons for everyting. They pointed out my faults, as: wavering between close/distant 3rd person, still too much exposition, etc. All very professional.
    If this is their usual standard of editing, I wouldn't be afraid of engaging them.
     
  4. BWFoster78

    BWFoster78 Myth Weaver

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    Thanks for linking to this. I submitted the first 741 words of Power of the Mages. We'll see how it goes.

    Seems like great advertising for them, btw.
     
  5. Xaysai

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    In the interest of full disclosure: I bumped into Flourish Editing on Twitter a few weeks back and submitted a 3k piece to them for "mentoring" at 1.5c/word (mentoring is editing with in-depth commentary for why I should change things, pointing out routine bad habits, etc.).

    To me, it was worth every penny.

    The editing/comments and guidance they returned to me were both professional and extremely helpful. Flourish is run by Salome Jones and Tim Dedopulos. I have worked mainly with Salome, but Tim did a piece for me today for Free Critique Monday, and it was amazing as well.

    They also do blogging on their site as well.
     
  6. BWFoster78

    BWFoster78 Myth Weaver

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    Got my sample back in about three hours. I was impressed by their work (and not just because they were highly complementary :) ). I think that the suggestions made will improve a piece that I've already spent a lot of time editing.

    Again, Xaysai, thanks for posting the link.
     
  7. MAndreas

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    Thanks for posting this- they've already closed now- but I'll try next week!
     
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