The MS is complete - its a political thriller based on a true story. The author sets out to recover his family's history and is given a box of papers that had belonged to his father who died in mysterious circumstances in action in WW2. The author soon realizes that the box's contents form pillars to a book which his father had intended to write and expose a gargantuan conspiracy. The author then discovered others seemed to have died in similarly unexplained circumstances because, they too including General Patton, knew too much. The author fortuitously happened to be an expert in data analytics invests four years to decipher the papers and reveals a fiercely guarded secret which has remained many levels above top secret for 70 years.
The narrative was written as a journal - from 2013 til the present. It needs structural and developmental editing; shaping into a commercial story.
Read both parts 1 and 2 of the book. Make it a quick read (a couple of days) to assess how you would propose to edit and submit a one-pager or so summary (or use tracking) so I can understand your proposed approach. If acceptable you will be invited to make a considered bid and estimated time for the editing. I will send you the complete MS to start with an NDA.
So for the first milestone simply and speedily identify (a-e below) and send me the summary. I believe reading it once with fresh eyes will quickly reveal the following which you will then work to complete as the full job - i.e., the second milestone.
b. Too much information
Also finally please tell me why you feel you are qualified to do this work? If there is a characteristic I look for it will be someone with a new age journalistic style.