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 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 these are addressed later with the editing phase.
Copy/line editing – This includes the correcting 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.
This is also common editing for business-type materials that do not need an in-depth edit.
Additional elements can include accuracy of the TOC. Hyperlink functionality can also be tested for online materials.
Proofreading – The last step before publishing. 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. I will address the strong points and anything that seems problematic.
I can provide you with a quote after seeing a sample of the text and knowing the parameters of the project. Simply write down what you need on the ‘contact me’ form below, such as preferred editing type, start time, 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 needed.
I look forward to working with you!
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