Editing services for your manuscript
Our editing services include proofreading
Not only do we edit your book and check your manuscript for incongruities or inconsistencies, such as continuity errors, but we proofread your manuscript as well.
We make sure your writing is clear and suggest changes to improve it when needed. It’s all part of our editing services, whether it’s a book or a brochure.
Your book is your baby
Your writing remains your writing throughout the process. Many writers have a huge fear about handing over their book for editing and proofreading. They think their story will get taken over by the editor and will no longer really be theirs. They are afraid they won’t like the end result.
That kind of thing does often happen with traditional publishing houses. It’s not as common with freelance editors, and it doesn’t happen with us. One of our clients was concerned with the possibility of any editor taking over her writing before working with us. She knew how things can go, but she had a very positive experience with us.
What type of editing services
The kind of editing we do is often called “line editing” and “copy editing” in the publishing industry. Usually, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading are done (and charged for) separately, but here we call it “part of the deal.”
We don’t usually do “developmental editing.” We don’t tell you how your plot or nonfiction layout should go. It’s not how we serve you best. We do point out other things when we see them, however. We are looking out for the whole package of your next book!
Keep your manuscript safe
We are comfortable with non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality agreements. We maintain the confidentiality of all our clients, with or without a signed NDA. You, your security, and your reputation are important.
Additionally, we will retain a copy of your final book in safekeeping as a backup, just in case anything should happen to your own file. This is just a small, free service our clients adore. You never have to worry about a failing hard drive destroying your hard work!
A word of encouragement to authors:
What you’re doing is great, and it deserves to see the light of day. In the excitement of authorship, it’s easy to become overly eager to rush toward the publication phase. Please don’t. If you are not 100% sure everything you want to be in your book is there (such as images and all of the necessary chapters), sit back to review and revise as necessary prior to submitting it for formatting and publication.
You will save far more time, resources, and sanity by having all your literary ducks in a row rather than requesting revisions on your work moments before publication. Your editor should, of course, help you to see what may be missing, but please allow plenty of time for any necessary back-and-forth. It will allow your book to be the best it can be, and you deserve that! Best wishes in all you do!
Call today (618) 315-4036
for a free phone consultation.
You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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