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Proofread poems for free

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Hi,

 

Would anyone be interested to proofread some poems and help me with correcting grammar mistakes ?

would prefer a native speaker  :) 

 

Please pm me

 

Thanks 

Rasa

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Oh. The OP contacted me, and wanted the work to be done *for free*.

Nope.

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13 hours ago, Metall said:

Oh. The OP contacted me, and wanted the work to be done *for free*.

Nope.

By posting in the "Miscellaneous" section, I wasn't looking for any paid services but hoping to find someone who is a native speaker and has interest in poetry and willingness to correct some very amateurish poems. By looking at your profile, I understand that you being in this profession don't have to do it for free so that I asked your fee. You didn't answer my question after all . Well,  fine!  but please don't portray me  as someone who takes people for granted  by a message above. That wasn't my intention. Thank you!

 

EDIT - this was my message "Not sure if those poems are worth enough for a “paid” correction 😁 but it can be considered. How much do you charge?"

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Take a shot and post one here.  Believe me, you'll get some editing tips.

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I think the first one goes like this:

 

@Rasa wrote a poem or three

And wanted them proofread for free

So that they could be sold

For a fortune untold

Which she would not be sharing with thee.

 

 

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OP-  your comment did seem to suggest an unpaid proof reading- ( "can be considered"! )

 Do post one, or part of a poem.

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1 hour ago, catjones said:

Take a shot and post one here.  Believe me, you'll get some editing tips.

Hmm yes :) but bit skeptical about it and it’s my first attempt and they are quite personal ;-) that’s my reason for not publishing it on a  public forum. Thanks for your message.

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41 minutes ago, dstanners said:

I think the first one goes like this:

 

@Rasa wrote a poem or three

And wanted them proofread for free

So that they could be sold

For a fortune untold

Which she would not be sharing with thee.

 

 

Indeed! 

And that’s her choice. :) 

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Send me a PM with an example and I'll take a look.

 

If you trawl through my posts, you'll see that I ran a successful proofreader business in Germany before selling and retiring.

 

But, I think it's kinda weird that a poet is asking for proofreading as most poets deconstrunct the English language to make their meter work. Then it's up to the reader's interpretation.

 

Lord Bryon, T.S Eliot and Emily Dickinson are a few of my favourites that spring to mind.

 

Anyway, send me an example. Proofreading is free and confidential with absolutley no critique.

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On 7/2/2019, 4:08:30, Rasa said:

 

would prefer a native speaker  :) 

 

We are all native speakers of something.

 

Perhaps you could specify what language you have written your poetry in?

 

Poetry is a bit more nuanced than simply switching your spell checker settings from American English to British English.

 

You would not want your poem about the football world cup edited to the soccer world cup by a well meaning colonial unless it was changed in the right context.

 

Good luck with your endeavors. :rolleyes:

 

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8 hours ago, Kommentarlos said:

Perhaps you could specify what language you have written your poetry in?

 

Good point! they are written in English only. And I don't  anyone to change any text or context. I wanted a native speaker (English)  to go through them and pick one which he/she finds comparatively better and see if the tenses are used properly in that poem. Thank you!

 

Seeing some comments, I feel like I've asked for help in the wrong forum :( 

 

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