Evelyn Chartres Author
Revision 5

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.

 

My Sixth Review of the Man and the Sea

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The Man and the Sea available on:
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I have completed my sixth review of the Man and the Sea. This chapter introduces John Cabot, one of the Grand’s lead characters and deals with his love for the sea.

There were 4 modifications made to this 2 page chapter leading to an impressive 67% reduction in changes when compared to revision five.

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

The End of the Fifth Cycle

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

I have completed my fifth review of the Grand. This review marked a 28% drop in overall corrections when compared to the previous revision. Ethereal Nights had the most substantial drop at 60%. While Hadrian’s Legacy increased in changes by 48%.

Overall there were 925 corrections done over the whole of the Grand giving us an average of 57 changes per chapter. This review saw some chapters gain considerably in the amount of revisions as compared to the last review.  Ethereal Nights gained the most whereas it survived with the least changes during the last cycle.

Here is a summary of the cycle:

  • Overall a 28% drop in modifications when compared to revision four;
  • 925 modifications for the entire work. The first time revisions are under three digits;
  • 57 modifications per chapter;
  • Ethereal Nights had the most substantial drop at 60%; and
  • Hadrian’s Legacy increased in changes by 48%.

This revision cycle showcased observations made while working on the Portrait. I found that previous iterations would have an impact on the current revision. So if a chapter had few revisions in the last cycle, it would likely need more later on.  Only after several iterations did revisions consistently drop for all chapters. Either way, I see there being three to two revisions left for the Grand.

My Fifth Review of Ghoul Hunters

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I completed my fifth review of Ghoul Hunters. In this modern day chapter, a group of paranormal researchers discover the truth about the Grand.

There were 95 modifications made to this 15 page chapter leading to a 30% reduction in changes when compared with revision four.

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.

My Fifth Review of Ethereal Nights

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

There were 45 modifications made to this 9 page chapter leading to an impressive 60% decrease in changes when compared with revision four.

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.