We offer Editorial Evaluation which answers questions such as: Is your manuscript up to standards? Is it ready to be published after basic proof-reading? Or does it require extensive reconstruction?
Editorial evaluation lets a qualified and sharp editor to evaluate your document in its entirety. After its been reviewed, a short report is issued evaluating your document, outlining and assessing what needs to be accomplished before publishing.
Editorial evaluation is $500 for documents up to 75, 000 words and 0.7¢ per additional word after that.
In a substantive editing, there is one count of content editing and one count of copy editing. Contend editing entails looking at the overall document and how the quality could be improved. Issues such as theme, structure and pacing of the story is looked at and addressed.
A content edit looks at the overall quality of your manuscript and how it can be improved. It will address issues related to pacing, structure, theme and overall effectiveness of the story. For example, is the story engaging and suspenseful? Are the characters well developed? Are there sections that are slow, dry, or duplicating previous sections and can be deleted? Is dialogue or, in the case of nonfiction, are anecdotes used effectively? Is the manuscript structured and ordered in the best possible way?
A copy edit fixes grammatical and spelling errors and cleans up awkward sentence structure.
Our editors have a keen eye for storytelling. They will read through your manuscript and make line by line changes and suggestions on how to improve the story.
The notes are made using the “track-changes” feature of Microsoft Word, which allows you review the comments and to either accept or reject each change to the manuscript. At the end of the day, you as the author get the final say on every change.
As with any piece of writing, there are opportunities to make it stronger. Sometimes it takes another set of eyes to really find the weak points and patch them up.
Copy editing catches any grammar and spelling mistakes, repairs broken syntax and sentence structure, and ensures your manuscript adheres to a clear and consistent style.
A proofread is a final set of eyes to catch typos and minor grammatical errors that made it through the copy edit. If perfection is important to you, then an extra set of eyes via a copy edit is not enough — you need yet another set of eyes.
A proofread may occur after the design process but before the files are converted into print-ready and e-book formats ready for distribution.