Interactive Writing Course

Offered by Dr Bob Rich
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"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach him to catch fish, and you feed him for life."

 
Why?
What does it involve?
How much does it cost?
Technicalities

   Do you want your book edited? Do you have problems with punctuation, grammar, finding the right word?

   Correcting an endless succession of elementary technical mistakes takes me a lot of time, and therefore I will have to charge more for working with you.

   You can save money by learning the principles first. Having done the course, you can revise the book yourself, then have me edit it for the important aspects: plot, characterization, description, expression.

What does it involve?

   You send me a sample of writing. We'll determine the length after I've seen a sample of your writing. It could be anywhere from 1000 to about 3000 words in length. Select the best piece of prose you are currently capable of, but one that has had no helpful feedback from others.

   I will identify your problem areas, and give you principles to follow.

   You then apply these principles to revise and correct a second text passage of about the same length, and send this to me. I will line edit this too, and clear up any remaining problems.

How much does it cost?

$50 (Australian dollars). Once you have competed this course, I will probably be able to edit your work for a lot less.

   In contrast, I will have to charge nearly double for the same book if it is full of elementary technical mistakes. Repeating essentially the same comment, on page after page, is deadly boring for me, and HARD WORK.

Technicalities

   Send your work in RTF format, as an email attachment. (The problem with DOC format is that different versions of Word misread each other's formatting instructions.) Have the document single spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font.

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