Types of Editing
What We Do
Focuses on overall structure, organization, and purpose of your book. Making sure your intent is clear and consistent throughout the manuscript is vital to your book’s success. We assure the tone, style, and point-of-view in your manuscript are consistent and we check the organization and flow of the material for suitability to your genre and appropriateness for the intended reader. In fiction, we’ll also address character development and plot arc.
Focuses on writing style and language. We check for smooth transitions between chapters and scenes, consistent tone, point-of-view shifts, repetitive patterns in paragraph and sentence structure, bland language, repeated phrases, ambiguity, redundancy, digressions, clarity and sense, and appropriate word choice.
Includes a check for any errors that may have been missed or introduced in the revisions you made based on the line edit. The manuscript is checked line-by-line, word-by-word for ambiguities, redundancies, digressions, and unnecessary or overused words. Typos, spelling and punctuation problems, and basic grammar issues are also identified.