Announcing the Call for Beta Readers!

UPDATE: For better or worse, a dozen readers have written me and asked to be beta readers. I think that is enough, and I thank you all for your attention. If you are someone in the field, like a technical writer or a professional editor, and you want to get in on the action, you can write me.

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Dear Friends and Loyal Customer (Hi, Nick!) It occurs to me that if any of you have free time and a kind heart, you could help me with my current project. As anyone not dyslexic can tell, my essays are riddled with spelling and grammatical errors which I never seem to catch.

The new collection of essays, TRANSHUMAN AND SUBHUMAN will consist of nothing other than the essays that have appeared here on this blog, but I need someone to help me copy edit them, and catch mistakes my defective brain seems never to see. I could pay you nothing but a hearty thankyou and put your name in the Dedication page.

Drop me a line here or at john-c-wright@sff.net, and I will send you the manuscript electronically, or give you access to a Box folder where it is kept.

 

 

 

10 Comments

  1. Comment by Brian Niemeier:

    I wish I would’ve stopped by earlier. Beta-reading this collection is my idea of a dream project.

    Best wishes for the anthology’s success!

  2. Comment by Tom Simon:

    If it’s not too late, I should like to offer my services as a proofreader and/or copyeditor. I possibly qualify as ‘someone in the field’, since I am at present serving as Editor-at-Large of Abyss & Apex, which has, I believe, had the honour of doing business with you in the past. Our publisher, Wendy S. Delmater, can vouch for my work.

    I am sending you this as a comment, because I have sometimes had difficulty reaching you by email in the past. In this forum, I can check for myself that the message has got through. I hope you will pardon any impropriety involved.

    By the way, I think TRANSHUMAN AND SUBHUMAN is a splendid title. It’s just the kind of name Chesterton would have given a book of essays if he were alive and writing today.

  3. Comment by robertjwizard:

    Damn my infernal night job! I would have done this, although I am not a professional, with a sadist’s delight. I would have whipped out my Chicago Manual, my compact Oxford, my Strunk and White, Fowler’s Usage, and my Foerster and Steadman, and gone to work like a jeweler polishing fine stone.

    If someone drops out or you need another hand, let me know. I love editing as an end in itself.

  4. Comment by Republican Swag:

    Could I please have a manuscript?

    thomasshera@yahoo.com

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