Writing can be hard. Sometimes, more than in other times. We know how much efforts you have taken in producing your first draft. But we also know how the work isn’t done yet. Not so soon, at least. There are so many things to look at—loopholes, grammatical errors, that one intended comma which was missed. And of course, you can’t do all of that on your own. That is precisely why we have editors.
Take it this way: you produce your baby, your editor helps you nurture it. A book editor points out all of the things you overlooked while writing your first, second or even third draft. Your editor is your own personal “Genie”, present to put a spell on your book and help you fulfil your dream that you have so often dreamt now. Now you wouldn’t really want for your book to be rejected (or be termed bad literature) merely because it wasn’t properly edited, would you?
Hence, without further ado, here are a list of the editing services that are available with us. Take a look at them, decide what you need and get ready to have your wish fulfilled.
There are mainly four types of editing that a writer might require:
This is the final stage of editing that a book requires. You opt for this option if you are pretty confident about your work—the plot, character development, the story structure and so on but you still wish for a human spell-and-grammar checker to go through it one last time. It is more about reading each word and sentence than focusing on the context of the work. This is just a last run-through to catch any problems, if there are any.
2. Line Editing:
This focuses on spelling, grammar, punctuation and word usage (e.g. explain instead of express, based on the sentence, their or there or they’re, practice or practise and so on), repetitions, cliches, sentence construction and consistences. In this kind of editing, the concentration is on the sentences and entire paragraphs instead of the story line or characters. This is suitable for advanced writers.
3. Copy Editing:
This type of editing focuses on the style and accuracy of the work. It focuses on whether the style flows, whether there are any loop holes or not, along with the grammar and spelling checks. I can also re-structure a few of your sentences if they do not seem to be working out. Besides, this type of editing is also suggested if your book uses facts or any particular processes (e.g. legal problems or how the court is held). It can save you a lot from embarrassing yourself with wrong historical data and so on.
4. Content Editing:
This is an intensive kind of editing. Content editing is usually when you have only written a first, or maybe the second draft. The idea is to look at things that might be left out, re-write entire sections of the story, check for loopholes, the flow of the story, grammar and spelling checks, and everything else in between. Sort of like a mix of the first three kind. As said by Miranda Marquit, a professional blogger and freelance financial writer, “this takes copy editing to the next level, and can include some level of content creation along with making mistakes.”
Other than all of this, we also provide a “General Feedback” option. This is the fifth option that you can use if all you need is a report on your book and see how well the book is faring out (or not)! Here is what it is about:
This is not a proofreading or editing service. Instead, this is more of a summary and report of your work. What works, what doesn’t. How can you improve upon your characters and their dialogues, and what things to leave out. There are no changes to the original document, just a few comments on what to have and what not to have. This is for writers who are in very early stages of their work. It is sort of similar to what a beta reader would do, but in a more intensive way.
Regardless of what kind of editing you choose, the editing on the first 1000 words of your work is free (apart from the last option). For short stories, the editing of the first 750 words is free. This is so you can see for yourself what kind of a work the editor assigned to you performs and if both of you are on the same page or not. If you decide to not pursue our services after the trial, then that is alright as well. However, once hired, you must make a 25% advance (or whatever else is decided) for security purposes.
A few things to note before you continue further:
- The these services are for one read-through only. A revision can be provided for an extra fee.
- We are not be held responsible for any unchecked error by the author. The final version will be sent to the author (or the designated representative) and we would suggest you look through everything properly before submitting it to any printers/publishers.
- Each file must be formatted with a 0.5″ left indentation, in Times New Roman with size 12 and a line spacing of 2. (This covers about 350 words per page.)
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