You've written a book and are now seeking to have it professionally edited. We'll take care of that so you can feel confident about sending it to a literary agent or self-publishing your book. A book that is well structured and free of errors is essential if you want it to succeed in the publishing marketplace. Readers have a low tolerance for poorly written, unedited books. You can minimize bad reviews and rejection by having your manuscript professionally edited by us.
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A manuscript critique is a big-picture assessment of your book and is a recommended first step for every writer. You'll get a long and detailed editorial letter similar to an agent’s report that addresses your book's strengths and weaknesses, structure, characters, genre, and marketability and includes guidance on revision.
Editorial Letter + Margin Notes
Developmental editing is a thorough big-picture edit of your book. You'll get a detailed editorial letter (like in the critique service above), plus extensive feedback and suggestions inserted into the margins of your manuscript. Lots of coaching on craft and examples will be included.
Line Editing & Copyditing
Line-by-Line Edits & Corrections
Line editing is when we examine your book on the sentence and paragraph level and address awkward or unclear writing, wordiness, redundancies, weak dialogue, and more. If your book requires a substantial rewrite, we can do this for you (what we call ghost editing or book doctoring).
Copyediting (often mistakenly called proofreading) is a line-by-line correction of your manuscript, with the goal of making your writing clear and professional. In a light copyedit, we'll correct errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling, and any inconsistencies that we find. In a medium copyedit, we’ll also focus on word choice and phrasing, redundancies, and weak or awkward writing.
Proofreading is the final polish of your book before it's published and is recommended only for previously copyedited manuscripts. We proofread Microsoft Word documents, PDFs, printed galleys, and e-book files (EPUB and MOBI), either on-screen or by hand. This service ensures that your book is free of errors and correctly formatted before it's sold on Amazon, Barnes ‘n Noble, Kobo, IngramSpark, and in physical bookstores.
Everything Edit Package
The Everything Edit is a comprehensive editing package. It’s the best option if you plan to contact agents and publishers or self-publish and want your book to stand out from the crowd. With the Everything Edit, you'll get two rounds of editing combined into one. In other words, you’ll get extensive big-picture feedback (the macro view) AND line-by-line edits (the micro view).