Evelyn Chartres Author
Revision 6

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.

 

The End of the Sixth Cycle

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

I have completed my sixth review of the Grand. This review marked a 53% drop in corrections compared to revision five. The Virgin Goddess of the Hunt had the most substantial drop of 69%, while Ethereal Nights had least at 24%.Overall there were 431 corrections that gives us an average of 26 changes per chapter. Overall this cycle saw a drop in changes for every chapter, although I do not expect this to be a trend.

Here is a summary of the cycle:

  • Overall a 53% drop in modifications when compared to revision five;
  • 431 modifications for the entire work. The first time revisions are under three digits;
  • 26 modifications per chapter;
  • The Virgin Goddess of the Hunt had the most substantial drop at 69%; and
  • Ethereal Nights had a 24% drop in changes.

The revision cycle has been greatly accelerated.  Here are some of the reasons why:

  • It takes far less time to run through the material;
  • There are far fewer errors to find with an average of 172 words between corrections; and
  • Changes implemented are minor in scope.

I expect to keep pushing through these revisions until the total amount of corrections drop well below 25 for the manuscript.  If my current trends hold, I expect there are at 4-5 revisions left.

My Sixth Review of Ghoul Hunters

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

There were 33 modifications made to this 15 page chapter leading to a 65% reduction in changes when compared with revision five.

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 Sixth Review of Journey Through the River of Belief

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

There were 32 modifications made to this 9 page chapter leading to an impressive 24% reduction in changes when compared with revision five.

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 Sixth Review of Ethereal Nights

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

There were 21 modifications made to this 9 page chapter leading to an impressive 53% decrease in changes when compared with revision five.

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.