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, Structural Editing
As we analyse non-fiction books, at this level Jennifer determines your target readership, purpose of the book and placement in the larger market. The book editing service is customised; it flows from the needs of the author and the needs of the manuscript.
After seeing the manuscript, Jennifer examines whether the content is complete and appropriate and if the content will resonate with its niche target audience. The editor will ensure that material is well-organised and backed up by evidence.
She will carry out this work in Word or Docs and may also give you audience targeting tips.
Structural Editing inclusions:
- Correction of spelling and grammar will be included in the second round
- Ensure consistency of voice
- Check that illustrations, tables and bullet lists are used effectively throughout
- 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 support as you write your book, we recommend the developmental work is done as part of our book development coaching program. It will save on editing time and inform you on general indie publishing steps.
What does a review of your manuscript offer?
A Manuscript Assessment means looking over your whole nonfiction book before editing, so as to advise you on what you need in terms of content flow, book structure, and audience. For example, suggesting you add an introduction, switch sections, or pointing out where you can relate better to the audience. This awareness can add to your final book’s quality and saleability.