What are the types of services offered here?
Below is a description of editing services to help determine what you require. If you need something in particular, or a combination of services, please let me know. There is no job too big or too small!
Developmental – This is the first step before any polishing. It addresses the structure, organization, plot, and character development. It is not uncommon to have an editor look at a work-in-progress to prevent any ongoing issues. This stage does not include any corrections of grammar, spelling, or the like. That is addressed later with the editing phase.
Copy/line editing – This is the correction of grammar, spelling, punctuation, style, flow, and syntax. Don’t worry, I won’t change your message or tone.
Elements can include uniformity and consistency of spacing, margins, paragraphs, headers and footers, TOC, titling, and fonts. In addition, I can review any text that accompanies images, graphs, or charts. Hyperlink functionality can also be tested.
At this stage, any writing changes would most likely be reworking difficult sentences and repetitious words and phrasing. If this is a first-time edit, there may be developmental issues noted.
Proofreading – The last step before publishing—the final polish. I will do a thorough reading and correction of anything missed in the editing phases. This is cosmetic, but I will address anything on a deeper level that looks out of place as well.
Beta reading – This is a critique of your story. I will provide a detailed summary chapter-by-chapter on what I notice needs improvement and also feedback on what is working.
I can provide you with a quote after I’ve seen a sample of the text and we’ve gone over the parameters of the project. Simply write down what you need on the ‘contact me’ form below. Please provide as much information as possible. This will help me establish the timeline and level of work.
I look forward to working with you!