Evelyn Chartres Author
Revision 4

A Quick Revision Update

Since Revision 3 was completed on 22 Jan 2018, three more revisions were completed for the Van Helsing Paradox. These revisions all aimed at improving the overall readability of the manuscript.Of note there were 1827 revisions and a averaged 38 words between corrections for Revision 3. This followed the trends noted during my review of the Grand and that remains true with this project. The particulars of the cycles are as follows:

Revision 4

  • Revisions – 928
  • Revisions per Word – 70

Revision 5

  • Revisions – 825
  • Revisions per Word – 78

Revision 6

  • Revisions – 788
  • Revisions per Word – 147

The Revisions per Word metric is the most telling, every additional revision leads to fewer corrections to make. While corrections do tend to be grouped together in the manuscript, I can now read pages at a time without making any notes. This trend is expected to continue until the Revisions to make number under 100. That’s normally my cue to send it off to my editor for polish prior to release.

 

Yet Another End of a Cycle

Even Things That Go Bump in the Night Need a Place to Unwind

The_Grand_Bravo_Revision_3I have completed my fourth review of the Grand. This review marked a 46% drop in overall corrections when compared to the previous revision. Hadrian’s Legacy had the most substantial drop at 71%. Ethereal Nights stood at the opposite end of the spectrum with a 1% increase in changes.

Overall there were 1,288 corrections done over the whole of the Grand giving us an average of 72 changes per chapter. This review differs  from the others, because the last three chapters saw little to no improvement in generated changes.

Here is a summary of the above:

  • Overall a 46% drop in modifications when compared to revision two;
  • 1,288 modifications for the entire work;
  • 72 modifications per chapter;
  • Hadrian’s Legacy had the fewest changes at leading to a 56% decrease; and
  • Ethereal Nights stood at the opposite end of the spectrum with a 1% increase in changes.

While the decrease in change numbers has not been consistent, I do not view this as a bad thing. When reviewing the Portrait I found a similar behaviour, which may be related to my mood or a change in perspective.  Either way, this means there are at least two revisions left for The Grand.

Yet Another Revision of Ghoul Hunters

Coda – Ghoul Hunters available on:
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I have completed my fourth review of Ghoul Hunters. In this modern day chapter, a group of paranormal researchers discover the truth about the Grand.

There were 135 modifications made to this 15 page chapter leading to a 16% reduction in changes when compared with revision three.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad have the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, feel free to make use of this capability.

Yet Another Revision of Journey Through the River of Belief

Journey Through the River of Belief available on:
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I have completed my fourth review of Journey Through the River of Belief. In this chapter John comes face-to-face with Eleanor and discovers the truth.

There were 88 modifications made to this 9 page chapter leading to a 19% reduction in changes when compared with revision three.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad have the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, feel free to make use of this capability.

Yet Another Revision of Ethereal Nights

Ethereal Nights available on:
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I have completed my fourth review of Ethereal Nights. In this chapter a flapper wakes up in the Grand with no memory on how she got there.

There were 112 modifications made to this 9 page chapter leading to a 1% increase in changes when compared with revision three.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad have the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, so please feel free to make use of this capability.