Book Editing & Formatting Services

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Editing and formatting services that are customized to your needs
 

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We can improve every aspect of your writing, from grammar to content
 

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“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.”

~C. J. Cherryh

Book Editing and Formatting

Our meticulous editing and formatting services will improve the strength of your content and ensure that it is well written and free of error. Whether you’re looking for basic proofreading, in-depth rewriting, or even comprehensive ghostwriting, we can tailor our services to suit your needs.

Our Editing Service Options Include:

  • Basic Proofreading
  • Heavy Editing
  • Critical Review and Consultation
  • Developmental Editing
  • Rewriting/Paraphrasing
  • Ghostwriting

Every Author Needs an Editor

Even the most gifted and widely published authors rely on professional editors to improve their writing. The fact is that you’re simply too close to your material to identify the mistakes or areas in need of improvement. And while your best friend or relative with an English degree may think they’re a strong editorial candidate, the fact is that you need a professional editor.

Grammatical errors or awkward sentences distract readers from fully absorbing your message. A professional editor provides the essential service of reviewing your manuscript with fresh eyes and offering an outsider’s perspective.

Customized and Comprehensive Book Editing Services

Our editing services are tailored to the needs of your manuscript and can include rewriting awkward sentences, adding transitional phrases, ensuring logical flow, or even ghostwriting new content. We can edit as lightly or heavily as you like, and we always offer our professional opinion on how your manuscript can be further improved.

Formatting and Typesetting Services

Editing your writing is just the beginning of perfecting your manuscript. Most publishers will accept only manuscripts that are properly formatted, and many require meticulous adherence to a specific manual of style. Whether you are submitting a paper to an academic journal with a detailed style guide or preparing your manuscript for E-Publishing, we can ensure that your document is perfectly formatted.

Our formatting services include:

  • Formatting per Various Style Manuals (APA, MLA, Chicago, AP, Harvard, etc.)
  • Formatting/Typesetting for Traditional Publishers or Independent Presses
  • E-Book Formatting (Nook, Kindle, etc.)
Whether you need basic proofreading or a complete rewrite, we’re here to help.
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What’s the difference between proofreading and heavy editing?

Different levels of editing are like different sized sieves; they are each designed to catch various problems, ranging from minor errors to major content issues.

    • Proofreading
    This is the most basic form of editing and addresses only typos and objective grammatical errors. Only well-written manuscripts are ready for proofreading.

    • Heavy editing
    For more in-depth review and revisions, heavy editing includes proofreading for grammar, as well as extensive revisions to improve diction, syntax, sentence structure, flow, style, tone, and transitions. Most manuscripts require heavy editing, though we can adjust our editing and pricing according to your manuscript’s condition.

    • Critical review and consultation
    These services provide you with feedback and the opportunity to discuss your material with a writing expert. The editor will review and comment on your content and consult with you on how to best proceed with revisions and improvements.

    • Developmental editing
    If you are looking for input on the creation of your content itself, developmental editing is a form of collaboration between author and editor. Developmental editing addresses larger issues, such as the overarching themes and intention of the book, and includes broader suggestions and revisions to the structure, narrative, character development, voice, style, and pacing. It does not fully address spelling and grammar issues, as this is done significantly later in the process. Many first-time authors utilize a developmental editor to assist them throughout the writing process.

    • Rewriting, paraphrasing, or ghostwriting
    Sometimes authors require help that goes beyond the scope of editing. In these cases, we offer options for rewriting or paraphrasing existing content, or ghostwriting original content. Our ghostwriting services can be utilized to develop an entire manuscript, or to add content and depth to an existing manuscript.

How can I determine which level of service I need?

The level of service that you need depends on the strength and clarity of your content, and the stage of development that it is in.

If you have a well-written manuscript that just requires final polishing, proofreading is likely the best option for you.

Heavy editing is best for manuscripts that are early drafts, or those that were written quickly or by an inexperienced writer.

If you are looking for feedback on the development of your material, critical review and consultation will provide you with in-depth input to help guide you in the writing process.

For more collaborative consultation, developmental editing services will give you dedicated support as you develop your ideas—or your manuscript-in-progress—into a coherent, comprehensible book.

If you need more extensive support with your content, we also offer rewriting and ghostwriting services to build off of existing material or generate new content.

Feel free to send us a sample of your work, and we’ll give you our professional opinion on what level of service will benefit your writing the most.

Will my editor implement the revisions, or do I have to do that myself?

We’re happy to implement the edits for you as well as make suggestions for further improvement—it’s all up to you. Typically, we make all grammar corrections for you and track the edits so that you can easily identify every change we made to your book.

I’ve written a book before, but it wasn’t successful. What can you do to help me succeed?

Every writer needs an editor. Even the most brilliant ideas can benefit from a collaborator (or collaborators!). We will work with you on material that you’ve already created to give detailed, insightful feedback and suggestions on how to take your craft to the next level. Writing is just like any other skill or art form; practice, feedback, and refinement are the means to improving your abilities. Our professional staff is ready to give you the tools, motivation, and reflection that you need to succeed.

 
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