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Other Services [Public] / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by Lynn on Today at 12:49:18 PM »
So far, so good. There have been a few little features in 11 that have surprised me in a good way.

I particularly like how you can compare images now when you open several at once. Just select them and it puts them up side by side for you. I immediately tried it out on some cover ideas.

I also like the multiple desktops feature, but that might have been in Windows 10 and I just didn't notice. Not sure. Still, I'll admit I like it for separating my writing docs from other things so I can alternate working on each without having to close out distractions between sessions.

Battery life seems okay so far.  My 7 day battery life chart doesn't show much difference. The troughs before Windows 11 look the same to me as the troughs after 11. :)

No strange shut downs, or bugs, or freezes. Gimp crashed on me once today, but I have a feeling that was me. Also, Gimp crashed on me often enough previously that I wouldn't blame it on Windows 11 without a lot of further testing.

The one thing I don't like is that I can't make the taskbar icons smaller as I could in Windows 10 without turning off scaling and then *everything* is too small.

Overall though, if I have to use either Windows 10 or 11, 11 is my preference at this point.
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Other Services [Public] / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by Lynn on December 03, 2021, 07:23:06 AM »
That was me with Windows 7. But I have a new laptop, and if I'm going to have to suffer through Windows 10, I might as well suffer through Windows 11 and skip 10 all together. :)
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Other Services [Public] / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by Hopscotch on December 03, 2021, 05:52:38 AM »
I was happy w/Win7Pro until Win10 was forced on me and screwed up all my formatting apps and complicated everything else.  Every s/w upgrade is a disaster whose fixes take longer than I care to suffer.  I'll upgrade to Win11 when all the kinks have been worked out which is likely just before Win12 issues.
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Other Services [Public] / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by Lynn on December 03, 2021, 04:27:00 AM »
I've made the upgrade. The big test for me will be battery longevity. That's about all I care about now that I've seen the set up. It's like Windows 10 married to the rounded curves of Vista, LOL. It's plain and dull and gray gray gray. Sigh.
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Editors & Proofreaders [Public] / Now booking for December (proofreading)
« Last post by Alexa on November 28, 2021, 01:17:17 AM »
Now booking for December and January!
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Other Services [Public] / Experienced Romance Ghostwriter
« Last post by Max C. on November 26, 2021, 04:24:17 AM »
Hello, my name is Max and I am an author and ghostwriter.

I've been writing since I was thirteen, and have a few m/m romance novellas published. However, since I started ghostwriting in 2016 it has been my main focus, though I plan to shed some focus on my own books in the future. Ever since I got into ghostwriting, I've worked with several clients and completed more than 100 books, with about half of those being short stories between 8-15k words, and the rest novellas and full-length novels between 30-70k words long, with more than 1 million words ghostwritten. Most of my work comes from repeat clients.

My rate is $0.01/word, and I can complete between 10-20k words in a week depending on how easy your outline is to work with. Contact me for samples of my unpublished work, or you can describe a short scene for me to write up to 1000 words for $10 that I will get back to you in one day. I will receive payment before I write the sample.

Please note that I work with full plots with chapter breakdowns, or the work will take twice as long. I can, however, take your idea and develop it, but the rate will go up to $0.02/word, and I will complete and submit 8-10k words a week for the client to see and make sure we are on the right track.

I need to look through the plot before we can decide on the time limit. I offer unlimited revisions and invite criticisms from the client to make the project the best it can be. I work best when starting fresh on a new book because matching my voice to the client could be easy, or it could be the opposite, but I can still help if you need your book finished or a new sequel in your series.

What I have experience in:

Contemporary romance
Billionaire romance
Sports romance
Apocalyptic romance
Action/suspense romance
M/m romance
Trans/gender-bender romance
F/f romance
Mpreg
Supernatural/paranormal romance (vampire, shifter)
Urban fantasy romance (angels, demons, Nephilim, witch, dragons, others)
Young adult and new adult (not as much as adult romance, but there is some experience there)

I do NOT do erotica, or kink (BDSM, spanking, etc). I write steamy scenes in my books, but I strictly do romance, not erotica.

Contract:

A contract is not necessary since I never use work I have done for a client for myself (as long as the work is paid for, thus the copyright transferred) but I would be willing to sign a contract, if the client wishes, we just have to agree on the terms. As long as the client is aware that the copyright is still mine until I get paid, even if I wrote from a plot provided by the client. Payment will depend on contract or agreement, and I provide updates of a few chapters at a time every other day, so if at any point the client does not like the work, even with adjustments, they can pay for what has been done so far, and we stop.

Finally, I try to make each work as proofread and complete as I can make it, but I am not an editor.

If interested, email me at sophiajgrey@gmail.com (my secondary work email. Payments are made through PayPal to a different email.)
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Other Services [Public] / Plot outlines for sale
« Last post by Max C. on November 24, 2021, 07:07:40 PM »
Hi everyone.

I have two plots that I'm putting up for sale. Keep in mind that there are at least 3 copies out there of each so you may want to edit the outlines a little if you want them to really be unique. I wanted to sell no more than 5 copies of each outline, so I'm looking to sell 2 more.

Both outlines are in series:

Post-Apocalyptic outline (28k words - 4 books) @ $100
Romantic Suspense outline (5k words - 2 books) @ $50

They include character descriptions and chapter breakdowns. If interested, feel free to message me.
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Editors & Proofreaders [Public] / Now booking for November (proofreading)
« Last post by Alexa on November 21, 2021, 04:13:28 AM »
I can take one more short book in November and December!
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Editors & Proofreaders [Public] / Re: Happy Holidays from Picky Cat
« Last post by Picky Cat Editing on November 19, 2021, 07:53:47 AM »
Happy holidays! For the month of December, you can get 10% off proofreading + light copyediting, so it's $0.005/word instead of $0.006/word. Yeah, that's not exactly 10% but I rounded down.

Contact me at pickycatproofreading@gmail.com to reserve your dates today.

Special ends December 31, 2021.
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Hello Everyone,
Hope fall is treating you all well, I had some chilly days this week and was thinking I should check in with you all fine writers! How are you all?? I hope fantastic.

I am taking more bookings for edits if you are interested in some work completed. Just email me and attach your pages!

Contact me at heatherediting4u@gmail.com

 :cheers
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