Even Shakespeare needed an editor!
You are emotionally attached to your writing, and you should be. But editors are more objective. They can often see what you cannot. As an editor, I will take what you have written, and make suggestions on how it can be even better.
Editing is more than fixing typos and grammatical mistakes.
I offer developmental (aka substantive or content) editing. Developmental editing consists of an evaluation of the manuscript as a whole, evaluating the following factors in depth: content, organization and structure, tone, level of detail, clarity and style. Suggestions are made on what needs to be changed and why, plus suggestions on what to add, remove, or relocate.
Developmental editing may include suggestions for major rework or revamping of the manuscript. It does not include rewriting the manuscript to include any suggested changes except for minor reorganization of paragraphs, sentences, or enhancements in word usage. It does not include fact-checking or acquiring permissions.
Developmental editing plus rewriting is offered as an additional service.
My developmental editing services also include copyediting, which consists of noting and correcting style, word usage, grammar, punctuation, spelling, tense consistency, syntax, sentence structure, voice consistency, pace and continuity. The copyediting references used are Grammatically Correct by Anne Stillman, the Chicago Manual of Style, and The Elements of Style by Strunk and White, as guides for grammar, punctuation, spelling and usage.
I do not offer copyediting as a stand-alone service.
Manuscript must be submitted in a standard Microsoft Word manuscript format (no other formatting accepted.) Editing suggestions and changes are made using the "Track Changes" feature in Word, so you can easily see what has been changed or suggested. The manuscript will be returned with the Track Changes feature turned on, and another copy with the feature turned off, which is easier to read.
Editing fees are dependent upon many factors, such as length of the manuscript and the quality of the writing. Let's talk about what you need, and then I will provide you with a customized quotation.
All writers need editors. Even editors, when they write for themselves, need editors! Make sure your book or article is the very best it can be. Your readers deserve it.
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