All edits are made using The Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition as a reference guide with US spelling, unless specified otherwise.
A sample edit of 1000 words of your manuscript is provided for free to see if we are a good fit for each other. Price and turnaround time depends on the type of editing and the state of the manuscript, so feel free to get in touch!
Developmental / Structural Edit
You're done your first draft, or second or third, but you're not sure the story is good enough? A critique will help you get a sense of the bigger picture of what is working and what isn't in your story.
You'll get in-line comments on your manuscript as well as an edit letter on what's working, what can be improved, and any resources to help create an action plan moving forward.
This report will consider:
characters and their arcs
world building and setting
point of view
any concerns you may have
resources for further study
Not sure where to put that, comma? I can help you.
A copyedit is what most people think about when it comes to editing. This will fix things like spelling, grammar, punctuation, and all that confusing stuff. I also flag any awkward sentences and make suggestions for clarity and word choices.
Before you hit publish, it's a good idea to get a final pair of eyes to check for any last minute errors. A proofread will ensure that there are no extra words and everything is spelled correctly. This is the final step before publishing your manuscript or sending it off to an agent.