I would like to offer my editing services for a few entries in this year’s IFComp—the number I could manage would depend on the time frame and word count, but I’m thinking 2 or 3. I would do this pro bono in exchange for my name being credited appropriately (copy editor, line editor, or proofreader, depending on the services I’m providing) and the author agreeing to let me use 8-10 pages (or their equivalent) of their edited text in my portfolio and website. This could be either my marked-up copy of the text or before-and-after versions, and would be selected with the author to showcase the editing work I did.
I’m making a career change into editing (copyediting and line editing primarily, but proofreading as well) with a goal of working primarily on games and fantasy/science fiction texts. I’ve completed a year-long certificate program and am now trying to build my portfolio. I have experience with IF games (I had an entry in last year’s IFComp) and know how to edit non-linear texts and branching narratives.
If you are interested in working with me (and having your game in my editing portfolio), or I you just want to know more about what I can do or what each of those different roles (line editor, copy editor, proofreader) entails, please reply here or feel free to message me directly.
I’m sad that I don’t have an IF ready for this year’s IFComp, but hope that I can participate in this way with one or more of you!