PoeticMess.'s Editing Shop

  • PoeticMess.

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    Hello, everyone! I'm Maddi. If you didn't already know, I'm a writing tutor at my university's Writing Center, which consists of reading through pieces with students, editing for spelling, grammar, awkwardness, clarity, organization, etc. In the past, I've done full-on blog reviews and critiques of stories. I'm really excited to get to help out and read through some great stories, poems, etc.

    EXAMPLESRULES
    • I will work on two stories at a time (due to the fact that I have a pretty busy semester coming up).
    • If I'm not currently working on your story, it will go into the queue;
    • the queue will include all submitted stories that I'm not currently working on.
    • You must include some kind of credit to me, either in the summary of the story/poem/article or the author's note of the chapter I helped with. Must include a link to my profile or this editing shop.
    • One request per person.
    • Once your request has been fulfilled, please [s ]strikeout[ /s] your post.
    • I will be very straightforward with my critique, so if you're unsure about (nice, I promise) constructive criticism, please consider it.
    • I will close the shop if I'm too busy. Please do not submit requests if this happens.
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    SUBMISSIONS
    • I will accept almost anything, including;
      ➣ Originals and fanfiction
      ➣ One-shots or chaptered stories
      ➣ Articles
      ➣ Poems (Proofread Only)
      ➣ Essays (Proofread Only)
    • Chaptered stories should be submitted one chapter at a time or up to ~3,000 words (if you're submitting more than one chapter).
    • Any rating and genre is acceptable. However, if there is something that makes me uncomfortable, I'll let you know and try to work around it.
    EDITING
    • Spelling and grammar only
    • Brainstorm | Includes:
      ➣ idea suggestions
      ➣ back and forth dialogue
      ➣ Q&A about the piece
    • Full critique | Includes:
      ➣ suggestions on what could work better
      ➣ what I think is great / clever
      ➣ spelling / grammar issues
      ➣ flow / word choice issues
    • Beta | Includes:
      ➣ everything above
      ➣ me making direct changes to the piece
      ➣ (I'll tell you what I change and why;
      ➣ changes will be in parenthesis)
      ➣ requires beta credit when posted online
      I will not make direct changes to unpublished pieces
    • Small edits such as periods (.), commas(,), etc, will be in parenthesis.
    • Major changes will be highlighted in red.
    • My commentary will be in italics
    FORM
    Story: (Link to the piece. If unpublished, note that here)
    Rating/Genre:
    Editing: (which type from above, what chapters/part of the story you want edited. If you have anything else in mind, note it here)
    Additional Info: (anything else you'd like me to know about the story)

    PROCESS
    • Once you've submitted the form, I'll PM you to let you know that I've begun working on it. Or request that you send me your unpublished piece.
    • If I give you a time frame in my original message for when I'll have the edits back to you, but you don't send me the piece right away, the time frame will change depending on my schedule.
    • Depending on the type of editing, I'll PM you my response/critique after my initial read-through.
    • Feel free to ask questions about what I've said. I'm more than happy to answer them.
    • Once I've sent you my edits, your request will be marked as complete. You can now submit another request if you'd like (after you've [s ] struck out [/ s] your original post).

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      1. Brother's Revenge - TheGoodMadame
      2. Getaway Driver - ugly lights
      3. The Light Inside Us - floral and fading.
      4. Not So Broken - Salya
      5. Tommy Guns & Stolen Kisses - exploding boy.
      6. Brother's Revenge Part II - TheGoodMadame
      7. Tommy Guns & Stolen Kisses - exploding boy.
    January 8th, 2017 at 11:12pm
  • TheGoodMadame

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    Story: Brother's Revenge (Unpublished)
    Rating/Genre: Fanfiction/R Rated
    Editing: I would like a full beta.
    Additional Info: It is a 1D Fanfiction that focuses around Harry Style's brother and werewolves.


    Completed. Thank you!
    January 11th, 2017 at 06:30am
  • hail to the king

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    Story: Getaway Driver
    Rating/Genre: Fanfic (Hockey) & PG-13
    Editing: full beta please.
    Additional Info: Not that I know of.


    Completed, Thank you!
    January 11th, 2017 at 08:36pm
  • floral and fading.

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    Story: The Light Inside of Us
    Rating/Genre: Rated R // Romance, Horror
    Editing: brainstorm, please. c: and maybe when I start the story, full critique too. If you don't mind tehe
    Additional Info: It's a The Walking Dead story, I think that's all you should know!

    Thank you so much!


    Completed! Thank you so much
    January 14th, 2017 at 01:22pm
  • Salya

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    @ PoeticMess.
    Story: Not So Broken
    Rating/Genre: Rated PG-13 for now || Romance, Fantasy
    Editing: the Prolong and if you think of the sum from that, let me know. I just would like the spelling and such fixed.
    Additional Info: it's an original story similar to House of Night books but of my own vampire race and planet.

    Anything else, feel free to ask. ^_^


    Thank you. ^_^
    January 17th, 2017 at 02:11am
  • PoeticMess.

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    January 17th, 2017 at 03:13am
  • Salya

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    @ PoeticMess.
    Okay. I'll drop you an PM. ^_^
    January 17th, 2017 at 08:25am
  • exploding boy.

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    I'm not sure if you're open or not but if you are, I'd love some help from you! tehe

    Story: Tommy Guns & Stolen Kisses -- unpublished version for now
    Rating/Genre: R / war
    Editing: Full critique. Feel free to be as ruthless as you want -- I really need a solid opinion on what does and doesn't work as I'm re-writing chapters for an existing story.
    Additional Info: I currently only have the prologue and first chapter written, which is just under 3,000 words. If you could edit them both I'd be eternally grateful. Cute


    Complete. Thank you! In Love
    January 31st, 2017 at 09:59pm
  • TheGoodMadame

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    Story: Brother's Revenge chapter 2 (Unpublished)
    Rating/Genre: Fanfiction/R Rated
    Editing: I would like a full beta.


    Completed thank you!
    February 3rd, 2017 at 04:14am
  • exploding boy.

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    Story: Tommy Guns & Stolen Kisses [chapters are currently unpublished]
    Rating/Genre: R / war
    Editing: Full critique
    Additional Info: Two chapters again (three and four) in the same format as the last request -- first one's completely dialogue, second one is in proper chapter form.


    Completed. Thank you once again!
    March 19th, 2017 at 11:09pm
  • MousyCh

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    Story: http://www.mibba.com/Stories/Read/606883/Between-Heaven-and-Hell/
    Rating/Genre: R-ish
    Editing: anything and everything: character and plot development and grammar. I would like if you could explain the mistakes that you see repeating so I could have a better understanding.
    Additional Info: there's no deadline but I would appreciate if there is progress every week
    March 30th, 2017 at 05:24pm
  • brandie22

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    Story: http://www.mibba.com/Stories/Read/552908/Timed/

    Rating/Genre: fantasy/pg-13ish

    Editing: anything and everything, from character development to transitions, style and grammar. I haven't gotten much luck over on Wattpad with reviews regarding what I am doing wrong in my story.

    Additional info: I don't have a deadline, but I would love as much detail in the review as possible.
    April 11th, 2017 at 01:34am
  • Fantasy Writer Hina

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    Hello, Maddi. How're you?
    Here's my request.
    Story: Echoing Fears
    Rating/Genre: PG(might go to Pg-13 later), Romantic/action/drama Young Justice League fanfic
    Editing: I was wondering if you'd look over the two chapters i have for it and see if there's anything i could do to flesh it out more? I feel like I'm lacking in descriptions and maybe emotions? And maybe see if there's any grammatical and spelling errors too. Basically tell me if there's something that seems wrong or off.
    Additional Info: This story maybe a young justice fanfic but i'm treating it as an original and using only the basic personalities of the characters. (Not sure if this counts as additional info).

    Thank you!
    April 27th, 2017 at 04:23pm
  • nay7734

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    Hi Maddi,

    Not sure if you are taking requests or if this is something you usually do, but I'd appreciate any help!

    Story: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VbNKuJ-W-y9tLpXNYRXEd6q7Avp7278nOFtnADqY1cM/edit?usp=sharing (not published at all)
    Rating/Genre: G. Personal essay?
    Editing: I would really love a reader's feedback. I've never written anything personal before and when I read this back, I thought I might be able to tweak and expand it into something interesting and funny (into what exactly-I'm not sure yet). There's a book called 'We Should Hang Out Sometime' that's very good and inspired me to write this. I'd really just love an opinion on if the material is at all entertaining and if so, any thoughts on what I could do with it!
    May 10th, 2017 at 04:24am
  • hail to the king

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    do you still take edits?
    June 17th, 2017 at 07:16pm
  • TheSilentObserver

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    Hi Maddi,

    I'd also like to know if you're still taking edits. I have a one shot that I'd really like you to take a look at if possible.
    July 3rd, 2017 at 04:02pm
  • PoeticMess.

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    Hi everyone! I just want to apologize for being MIA! I'm going to try and get to your requests this week. For those of you who haven't, go ahead and DM the pieces that you'd like edited! For those of you who made a request awhile ago, let me know if you still want something edited and what that is.
    July 4th, 2017 at 01:39am
  • TheSilentObserver

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    Hi Maddi,

    Thanks for the response, I have a few finishing touches left on the piece I would like to send you, but will send it over ASAP if that's alright with you?

    Thanks.
    July 5th, 2017 at 12:52pm