Good editing can transform the first draft into a great article, post or book.
Unfortunately, most writers underestimate the value of editing. Editing is not only about grammar and typos, it goes much beyond that.
Editing helps with the effectiveness of your writing style and the clarity of your ideas.
Your article, essay, or book manuscript may require improvement in structure and style, sentence structures, plot, character development, and of course elimination of grammatical errors.
Editing addresses grammar, usage and consistency concerns. Editing can also involve recasting sentences for clarity and flow and moving sentences around so that the reader understands what ‘you’ intend to say.
That said, our editing always aims to preserve the author’s voice, first and foremost. If you see yourself as aspiring to have a career as a writer, then getting your book professionally edited is a must.
We offer several levels of book editing services to fit different budgets and different objectives.
A developmental edit happens early in the writing process, often when an author has an idea for a book, a rough outline or a first draft.
It covers everything in the developmental process, the plot, the characters, the descriptions and the dialogues. It can be done at different stages of a manuscript and thus the focus shifts depending upon the need of the Author.
This is where the editor fixes the technical issues of grammar, structure, and spelling and word usage, as well as a note of style and structure. A copy edit is most often used when the development of the manuscript is complete and it is now time to perfect the language and eliminate all the grammatical errors.
Each sentence is looked at closely to make certain each word communicates your intent to your reader. This type of editing examines the dialogues, charcaterisations, pace, voice, and plot of your novel.
Proofreading does a quick look over the manuscript for any issues in format (punctuation, capitalisation, etc.), errors in grammar, and for any misspellings or issues with word usage.
This is a comprehensive edit of your manuscript that focuses on punctuation, grammar and spelling, the flow of the manuscript, and the overall style and structure. It is a very involved evaluation where the editor brings light to any confusing plot points, point of view, characterisations and overall structure. Substantive edits are focused on the writing itself, helping the author fine-tune their work.
An editor will also ensure your writing resonates with your readers.
Remember, even the most skilled writers are not perfect. Someone else, especially a professional editor, brings along a fresh perspective.
The editor will look at your writing and provide suggestions to make it even better than it already is.
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