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Editing & Publishing Consulting

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I offer a full range of editing services to accommodate many needs. Below is a brief explanation of each level of editing. Publishers descriptions are unique to book publishing and may not apply to every situation.

Comprehensive Editorial Services
Proofreading
(General) Last pass of final manuscript draft, ensuring absence of typos (spelling, punctuation errors)
(Publishers) Proofing galleys/page proofs
Copy Editing
(General) Review and editing of internal structures in paragraphs and passages for sense and completeness
(Publishers) Line editing, correcting errors in syntax, grammar, and spelling, as well as reading for sense and completeness
Developmental Editing
Holistic evaluation of the text, in terms of structure, content, tone, clarity and style
Manuscript Review and Evaluation
Review: Basic manuscript reviews include written feedback concerning general observations of characterization, plot, narrative flow, tone/voice, and readability.

Intensive Manuscript Evaluation: Manuscript evaluations offer in-depth, page by page written notes discussing the use and structure of language  character development, narrative pacing, logical progression, tone and voice consistency, and marketability.

Book Project Consulting
In-depth assistance with developing and executing a book project at any point in the life of the book, from concept to distribution, including:* story and manuscript development;

* publishing options, providing the pros and cons of self and traditional publishing strategies;

* self-publishing consulting and services, including assistance with:

  • book design, including in-house internal page design, referral to quality cover designers, and insight to developing marketable, effective cover concepts
  • printing/distribution options, enabling easy navigation of various self-publishing and printing companies
  • marketing, to help you assess a reasonable budget for publicizing your book, offering solid suggestions or creating a full marketing plan.

* traditional publishing consulting, including assistance with:

  • pitching your idea to a publisher or agent
  • finding and securing an agent
  • what to expect from the traditional publishing experience
Types of materials:
  • Manuscripts and Chapters
  • Academic Papers, Theses and Dissertations
  • Text books and Supplementary Materials
  • Proposals and Reports
  • Articles and Synopses
  • Galleys/Page Proofs
  • Website Copy
  • And more

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