Edit-A-Word‘s Book Copy Editing & Structural Editing services specialise in fiction and non-fiction books, providing detailed editing and manuscript assessment. Our focused and customised Book Copy Editing & Structural Editing Service sets us apart from others.
At Edit-A-Word, we provide honest feedback regarding your manuscript and so, if we think your manuscript requires work, we will not call it fantastic. However, we will help you look at problem areas, suggest ways of improving your manuscript and achieve high-quality end result.
Writing and word play is our passion, and we ensure that all our clients express themselves in the best possible way. We enjoy working with writers to take their rough draft and make it into a fine, polished piece of literature.
This is the first stage in the editing process. If you have written a rough draft, we offer comprehensive Structural Editing services.
Your editor will read your completed manuscript and will provide an in-depth report on your manuscript, looking at strengths and weaknesses, and offer specific suggestions and advice for improvement. It may include edited passages from your work, plus comments on plot, characters, style and format. The report will identify problem areas in the manuscript and will offer possible solutions to those problems. A structural editor might suggest quite significant changes to a manuscript, but won’t make any significant changes in the text.
A follow-up phone conversation of 1 hour is included in this process, so you can talk through your editor’s suggestions before you begin your revisions.
Once the author has resolved any structural problems in the work, the manuscript is ready for copy editing. This involves a line-by-line read of the manuscript, pointing out any grammatical, punctuation or spelling errors, and offer suggestions to improve the clarity of the text, if necessary. The editor will also read the text for continuity, consistency and repetition, looking for any logic, flow, cross-references or style considerations. At Edit-A-Word, we edit on-screen in Word using track changes. We provide you with an edited Word document that shows suggested changes and comments, and you decide which changes to accept and which to reject.
In order to work out a fee for copy editing, we ask you to email us 1500 words from the middle of your book, which we will edit to establish the cost of copy editing the full manuscript. We will send you the edited chapter along with the quote so you can see what kinds of changes your editor would suggest to improve your work. That way, you can make an informed decision about whether or not we’re the right people to help you edit your book.
Please understand that if your manuscript has not undergone the process of structural editing, copy editing would cost more and may not be as effective as it should be.
Edit-A-Word‘s Book Copy Editing & Structural Editing Services provides in-depth proofreading, along with manuscript assessment. Submit your document now for a free quote.