I have transcripts sermons (in a series) that I would like to read more like a book. That's the goal. However, I want the writer/editor who takes on these projects to stick to strict guidelines:
1) Delete as necessary. I've seen sermons cut down from 70,000 words to 20,000 words and it worked great. Redundancy usually runs rampant because the pastor usually recaps at the beginning of every sermon (or chapter). If you cannot decide whether or not you should delete something, leave a note to me in ALL CAPS with what you're thinking and why you're hesitant. I will make the final call.
2) Do not rewrite anything unless A) it's needed to make a paragraph make sense B) it's needed to end a chapter and point toward the next chapter C) it's needed for transitions between paragraphs.
3) Use subheads liberally throughout each chapter (look to add them where they make sense).
4) BOLD sentences or small paragraphs that you think would work as a good breakout quote.
5) Edit for consistency.
6) Let me know if you have any questions!
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I have excellent editing skills and I am confident that I will do a great job. In case you have any questions, feel free to contact me. All the best, Oana