List of Contents
- Book Reviews
- Editing Services
- Website Analysis and Reviews
- Code Review Service
- Reviewed Retweets
With interests ranging from an enthusiasm for the written word, currently in abeyance owing to ongoing investigations in the field of CS; calligraphy, especially the variations in gothic black; software development, preferably in C++; code optimization; and finally, crafting and appreciating perfect user experiences, I can offer you a diverse range of services.
To the visitor on his or her maiden voyage to the website, you can acquaint yourself better with the experience and available works, where applicable, by visiting the appropriate section of the website. To do so, you can either use the navigation or rely on the links in the subsequent sections, which would take you to the exact location referred to on that page.
Currently limited to only the works of non-fiction pertaining to matters within the fields of Computer Science, English Grammar, or Gardening with the maximum page count strictly limited to 350 pages. In case of books with page count not exceeding 200 pages, I would charge a reviewing fee of $50 dollars; if the page count exceeds 200 pages, I will charge a fee of $75.
With the evaluation criteria stated and cost of the service declared, if you have written a book on some aspect of computer science or one of the other aforementioned fields and find the service an enticing proposition, then ensure that I receive a properly edited version of the book. In case of works with grammatical or typographical mistakes, or both, I will neither write a review nor refund the fee.
If the work satisfies all of the preconditions and gets reviewed, then before publishing the review, I will send you a digital copy to establish whether its publication would help you achieve your goals or not. Irrespective of what you decide, bear in mind that I will charge full fee based on the aforementioned criteria. In case the review suits your goals, then I would post it on my personal website, Amazon.com (if the work is available there), and to my Twitter followers, as well.
Currently only limited to works of non-fiction, preferably on a CS topic or matters closely related to CS, and with word count not exceeding 20,000 words. I will not only check the submitted works for grammatical and typographical mistakes but also mark the sentences where the use of a better vocabulary would enhance the written work. However, bear in mind that I will only highlight the sentences and include suggestions, but I will not rephrase the sentences for you. For this service, I will charge a flat fee of $5 per 500 words.
Before you purchase the service, I would like you to know that I am not a grammarian by any means, hence, despite an above average vocabulary and knowledge of the grammar and usage issues, I can not guarantee that the reviewed document would be free of all issues; it may or may not have any issues, therefore purchase the service at your own risk.
I will offer the service at the following four different levels:
At this level, which would require the lowest financial investment from you, I would only review the structure of the navigation of your website thoroughly, with the rest of the above-the-fold section of the page receiving a cursory examination for any glaring flaws or omissions. Fee: $10.
At this level, I would provide you with a critique of the interface and the changes or improvements that would, in my view, improve the retention rate of your website. It would include the review of the navigational structure of the website, as well. I would also test your website on a few of the more renowned and respected testing services designed to evaluate the performance of a website and include the results in the final report (this evaluation of the website using online and offline services would be included in the advanced reviews, as well). Fee: $35.
The next level would supplement the basic version of the service with the inclusion of a thorough review of the generated CSS and HTML code. To ascertain whether such a review can result in any savings in byte count and enhance the user experience of your website, read the section of the website where I discuss the reduction in byte count achieved by utilizing modern techniques. The time it takes for the above the fold content to become visible, which the byte count of your HTML and CSS can adversely affect, can influence* the retention rates positively or negatively: faster loading websites generally have better retention rates and vice versa. If the website has fewer than 15 images, then I would also evaluate the images for any possible optimizations without the loss of quality (lossless image optimization) or with some negligible loss of quality but considerably smaller file size (lossy image optimization). Concerning the choice of technique to ascertain any potential benefits of evaluating the images, you would have to decide between the available options (lossless or lossy) prior to the purchase of service. Fee: $50.
With the critique of the UI and user experience an essential part of all of the following the basic level, this level would also include not only a thorough review of the generated CSS and HTML code but also complete CSS and HTML to render the original design but without the bloat. Fee: Depending upon the complexity of the front page, the fee may be as low as $75 or as high as $500.
To the aficionados of the penmanship, I would write a short message or a long word — — of your choice on a piece of paper or a chart. Fee: $1 per word on a piece of paper and $3-5 per word (depending on the length of the word) on a chart.
Despite an interest in optimization, I currently can not offer code review services other than the aforementioned review of the generated HTML and CSS as I had to abandon the study of C++ in 2004. Consequently, the code review service would remain unavailable until I have acquired the necessary skills in the web development domain, and then switched to the language of choice, i.e. C++, and gained enough experience to improve or refactor an above average programmer’s code.
Analogous to a book review service, I would, without becoming a follower, closely follow your activity on Twitter for a whole week, and if I find a tweet that has one or more of the following attributes, informative, engaging, entertaining, or carrying some other value, then I would retweet it to my followers. Depending upon the quality of the tweets, you may get a few dozen retweets in that period of one week or no tweet at all. This service comes without any guarantee that you would get any retweets. Before purchasing the service, thoroughly review the first few dozen tweets and retweets to ascertain the chances of success. To get an idea of the topics that I find of interest, you should read the “Summary” section of the website. If your tweet contains a link to another webpage or a blog post, then before purchasing the service, read these content quality guidelines (currently unavailable, however, coming soon).
However, do note that I will certainly not retweet any content from an account tweeting content belonging to any of the following categories: sexually explicit content, nudity or partial nudity, profanities, spreading homophobia, racial hatred, illegal drugs or performance enhancing drinks, get rich quick schemes, miraculous weight loss formulas or techniques — I have a passing interest in guns, so if you post content about guns without using profanities, then do not hesitate to contact.
Fee: $10 for one week — 7 days. — If you tweet more than 10 tweets per day, do not purchase the service.