Thank you so much! I have a preference for sentimentality, so I surely will 😊
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I'm so glad you do - they're the perfect material for a sunny afternoon! All of the O2A2 entries were great this year, so if you haven't already, give some of them a shot. I'm sure you'll find something else you'll like.
This may be a very silly question with an obvious answer (apologies in advance) but are the game page assets also included in the one character rule? Aka is it impossible to have a second character appear in a decorative banner on the itch.io page, even if they don't appear in the game?
If so, I may have to just run away with my idea, leave the jam and simply be happy that O2A2 is still with me in spirit :')
I really enjoyed playing EDDA Cafe when it was originally released and I'm glad to see you've brought it back, with plans to finish the story off soon!
Good luck with the final release and I can't wait to see what Mushroomallow makes next!
Hi! I’m Leporine, a professional writer and editor looking to work with some devs to polish off their VN scripts. I can offer assistance with writing, editing or proofreading, making sure your project's script is free of errors and ready for release.
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Editing is a time-consuming process, in which I will not only deal with a script’s spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes, but will also rearrange or rewrite sentences with confusing or incorrect structures. In an edit, I’ll also pay attention to your characters, dialogue, plot and style, and make sure they aren’t inconsistent. I’ll write comments in the margins to explain my larger edits, and communicate with you at every step of the way, so you know exactly why those changes were made.
My discerning read-through of any game script will catch and remove:
+ Typographical errors
+ Transposed words
+ Hyphenation mistakes
+ Sentence fragments
+ Comma splices
+ Capitalisation mistakes
+ Clunky formatting
+ Unnecessary expletives
+ Voice and tense irregularities
+ Character and plot inconsistencies
+ …and much more
If you’re confident in the script’s overall structure and are just looking for someone to come in and clean up any remaining small mistakes, a proofread will cover the basics of grammar, spelling and punctuation. I won’t restructure lines or consider the characters, dialogue, plot or style.
When deciding whether your script is at either the editing or proofreading stage, please bear in mind that proofreading is the last step in the editorial process and, as such, is only meant to catch and remove the last few errors in a script. If you're still unsure, you're more than welcome to get in touch with a sample of your script, and I'll gladly advise you on whether it's ready for proofreading, or may require heavier editing.
If you're looking for someone to bring your world to life, I'm happy to lend my time and energy to write for projects I'm passionate about.
I’ll happily work on most things, including (but not limited to) the following genres and topics:
+ Romance (all orientations welcome!)
+ Slice of Life
+ Sensitive issues such as mental health, depression and suicide
I won’t work on projects with:
+ NSFW content (light sexual references are fine, but anything explicit is not)
+ Extreme violence/gore
+ Racism, sexism, homophobia or similar topics being toxically addressed
GAME JAMS: Please bear in mind that the prices below are for commercial projects only. I happily and regularly volunteer for game jams!
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Proofreading:</strong> $1 per 100 words
Editing: $2 per 100 words
Turnaround time depends on the size and scale of the job, but I'll always do my best to work to your schedule. I edit and proofread around my other professional commitments and my first priorities are quality and accuracy. Anything you give me will come back to you in a timely fashion, preened flawlessly – that’s my promise. If you get in touch, I can advise you.
Writing: $3 per 100 words, negotiable in special cases.
Because of the level of dedication it takes to craft a great script, I’ll join a dev team as a writer if I’m really excited about the project. In certain circumstances – if I'm exceptionally passionate about the game, if the script is short, or if I have enough free time to spare – my price may be negotiable. This flexibility is here because I'm aware that with indie developments, there my be a need to wait until a Kickstarter campaign launches and uncertainty can sometimes come with the territory.
If you've come looking for a writer, the best course of action would be to reach out to me directly with your project pitch, and I'll be able to inform you whether I'm open to negotiable pay. I apologise for it being convoluted, but I've had to make this decision due to changes to my schedule.
If your project needs a writer and you think I’d be a good fit, I encourage you to get in touch to pitch the game. I’d love to hear from you!
+ A first class BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Warwick, one of the UK’s top universities
+ A qualification in ‘Proofreading & Copy-Editing’ for web and print
+ Half a decade of freelance copy-editing and proofreading experience, plus two years of teaching experience
If your interest is piqued, you can view my portfolio at helloleporine.com and contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
After a conversation, if we’re both happy to progress I’ll send you my Discord tag so we can communicate more easily.
Thanks for reading! I look forward to working with you.
I'm currently developing a few games in other teams, but once those projects are finished, I'm going to be looking to work on VN projects that I'll be writing. I have a few visual novel ideas currently floating around in my brain; I simply haven't pinned down one yet because I need to finalise my current work before sitting down properly to make a decision. I can give you some basic overviews of a handful of the ideas, and you can let me know if any of these sound like something you'd be interested in :)
Upfront: I have a strict no-sex, no-NSFW rule
Idea 1: A short, cute romance about a socially awkward heroine (she suffers with social anxiety) serendipitously bumping into the class beauty at the town library. They're both there to do their summer homework - a book report - but as fate would have it, they have both settled on the same book. As fate pushes these two unlikely girls together, love begins to blossom.
Idea 2: A young girl in a family torn apart by hatred, discovers that her cousin has been in hospital for months, and may be dying. With no power to go against the adults on her own, she makes a desperate wish for a way to visit him. Whomever, or whatever, hears her wish, grants her the ability to transform into a rabbit. Over the course of many visits, she brings her sick cousin hope and begins to unravel the mystery of exactly what broke apart their family.
Idea 3: I realise this is a little annoying, but I have a third idea for a much longer-form otoge, but the plot hinges so much on a twist that happens so early, that I don't want to write it here and risk it being claimed by someone else. It's a very strange concept. If you'd like to hear more about this one, I'd be happy to fill you in more in private - I'm sorry I can't write about it here! :(
If any of these ideas interest you, or you'd just like to chat to me anyway, my Discord tag is Leporine#8281