SERVICES

 MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION

Beta reading:  Authors need objective feedback about their work. Before sending your manuscript for editing, a beta read is a comprehensive read-through from the perspective of a reader, not an editor. I offer a write-up containing constructive feedback on such elements as the flow of the story/ideas, characterization, dialogue, and potential plot holes or inconsistencies and provide ideas for improving the narrative. With this service I do not do any editorial work such as correcting grammatical errors.

EDITING

Content editing:  Sometimes, the beta read reveals that a project requires more extensive rewriting or a deeper edit. If you're having trouble with a rewrite of your manuscript and just can't get it to sound right, I can assist you in reorganizing or rebuilding it.

Copy editing:  After the content of the manuscript has been finalized, the next step is for an editor to make sure your writing is sensible, clear, and grammatically correct. I offer a line-by-line service that includes correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax as well as ensuring accuracy and consistency of voice and style. In addition, I will address clarity and flow of sentences, appropriateness of word choice, and provide suggestions for reorganization of story and/or ideas. Overall, I will make sure that what you are trying to say is what the reader understands is being said.

Proofreading:  Before a project can be ready for publishing, it needs a final check to make sure that no errors were introduced when incorporating edits and that all text is clean and perfect for the typesetting stage. At this stage, I will do a final read to correct cosmetic errors such as typos and mistakes in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and spacing.

RATES

Contact me to discuss the particular needs of your project and to receive a free quote.