Book editing is an essential service for self-publishing authors. Here we offer a unique type of book editing service, for different issues.
My book needs editing to make it flow…
Our editing service consists of a more thorough edit called a ‘Line Edit’, so that your meaning comes across well. This edit can also be applied to Thesis papers and iPEd classes it as a copy edit.
Line Editing looks at paragraph flow, keeping to voice, sub-headings, and gives recommendations for improving the overall readability. As well, the copy editor will check references, at times suggest clearer headings, and impose a standard referencing style.
You may have already put in some work trying to reduce errors and improve construction. This level is appropriate for those with complex prose.
Your editor will include specific suggestions if we see minor writing flow problems.
If you have a ‘non-standard’ manuscript and want an estimate and sample, then please send the first part in for a review. The total cost of editing would depend on whether two rounds of edits are needed or just one and a proofread later on.
Co-Writing: a New Way to Write a Book with Flow
Working on non-fiction books, including memoir hybrids, Jennifer determines your purpose of book and placement in the larger market, according to what you say.
The book editing and writing suggestion service is tailored to the needs of the manuscript, but we can give you an idea of cost once knowing the work level and timeline.
Jennifer examines whether the content is complete and appropriate and if the content will resonate with its niche target audience. Nearly always within two rounds, our work will ensure that material is well-organised, factual, not plagiarised, and has logical flow.
Ever flexible, we can use ‘suggestions’ tracking or just write the book as if we can hear your voice. We may also give you audience targeting tips.
- Correction of spelling and grammar will be included in the second round
- Ensure consistency of voice, or if this is not possible, consistency within paragraphs
- Make active voice, not passive
- Check that illustrations, tables and bullet lists are used effectively
- Re-writing certain parts to improve the clarity, structure and flow
- Suggestions on removal of extraneous text
- Suggestions on creating a more persuasive argument, with examples, evidence, and comparisons — or in some cases, quotes
- Respect for your opinion and working towards your desired outcomes
This ‘experienced eye’ looking at your work conceptually can greatly assist in creating a better book. If you want a better quality outcome, hire a freelance book editor, who works with you for a better result.
If you prefer fortnightly support as you write your book, we recommend the developmental work is done as part of our book development coaching program. It will save time, give confidence to continue, and inform you on general indie publishing steps.