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. Anything worth writing deserves to be written well!
Developmental – This is the first step. It is a critique that covers issues such as plot holes, confusing text, or poor character development. It is helpful with both fiction and nonfiction. This stage does not include any corrections of grammar, spelling, or the like as 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, tone, or style!
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, particularly with a manuscript.
This is also common editing for business-type materials that do not need as in-depth of an edit as developmental.
Additional elements can include accuracy of the TOC. Hyperlink functionality can also be tested for online materials.
Proofreading – The last step before publishing—the final polish. I will do a thorough reading and correction of anything missed in the editing phases. While this is a lighter type of edit, I will point out anything on a deeper level that looks out of place as well.
Beta reading – After reading your manuscript, I will provide a summary of my opinion. I will address the strong points and anything that seems problematic.
I can provide you with a quote after I’ve seen a sample of the text and have the parameters of the project. Simply write down what you need on the ‘contact me’ form below, such as preferred editing type, start time and deadline, if you have a style guide or preference, if there is anything in particular that concerns you about the text, or anything else you want me to know.
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. Thanks for stopping by!