Comprehensive Editing Services
We spend a good deal of time with our edits. A comprehensive edit includes three phases: content edit, line edit, and proofreading (see below). We begin with the content edit, working through the manuscript carefully. Then we go through the manuscript twice more for the line edit. Then one of our proofreaders goes through it again, carefully checking for errors. If we format your manuscript, one of our proofreaders will look over the manuscript once more after formatting.
The amounts listed below are our customary fees. Interested? Please contact us. After learning more about your editing and writing needs, we will recommend the services that we feel best fit your project and preferences.
Step 1: Content Editing
Our content editors view your manuscript as a whole. They focus on issues such as these:
text organization | transitions | readability | style issues | language fit to audience | development of ideas | paragraph and chapter arrangement |
section headers | focus | identification of missing source information | verification of Bible text and references of quoted scriptures | insertion of any missing front matter
Fiction editing also includes checking these issues:
Character and plot development | consistency of characters | point of view | showing, not telling | believable dialogue and plot
Step 2: Line Editing
Our line editors do just what the name implies. Line by line they tighten, smooth, and clarify, checking mechanics, such as:
spelling | punctuation | grammar |consistency | best word choice | sentence structure | consistent tenses | paragraph and sentence length | cliches | unnecessary modifiers | repeated words and phrases | consistent formatting of footnotes or end notes
Your editor will make the recommended changes using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes function.
You will be able to view the changes and reject or question any you don’t want.
Step 3: Proofreading
Our professional proofreading services provide a final review of your manuscript before printing. We check for consistency, typos, spelling, punctuation, and grammar. This step should follow editing. If we format your manuscript, one of our proofreaders will look over the manuscript once more after formatting.
Each project we undertake is unique, just like the stories and messages our clients bring to us. Due to the distinct nature of every job, it's challenging to provide a one-size-fits-all price. Instead, we start with a conversation about your specific needs. This allows us to offer a custom quote tailored to your project's requirements.
Reach out to us, and we'll provide you with a personalized estimate that aligns with your vision and goals.