Editorial services & rates
- Total word count
- Genre & summary
- Goals & type of feedback wanted
- Time and/or budget restrictions
- Info on previous, if any, editing
- Sample of at least 2000 words for assessment
- Formatting for publishers and/or self-publishing
- Final proofread in addition to a copy/line edit
- Copywriting — blurb or jacket copy
Editing Process Step by Step
- Developmental Editing — the very first editing step, a developmental editor reads your manuscript and looks at the "big picture," meaning plot, flow, pacing, structure. It's important for this editor to have experience in your specific genre because different genres have different industry standards.
- Line Editing — whereas the developmental editor looks at the entire book as a whole, the line editor looks at each paragraph and sentence, cleaning up the prose for readability and flow.
- Copy Editing — the copy editor reads through and makes technical corrections in grammar, spelling, punctuation, tense, syntax, and style consistency.
- Formatting — depending on how you plan to publish, there are strict guidelines on manuscript formatting, which include font, margins, headings, page numbers, page breaks, indents, etc.
- Proofreading — the proofreader is the last line of defense between you and the publisher. They make sure everything is typo and error free.