Book Editing Services

Book editing is an essential service for self-publishing authors.

My book needs editing to make it flow…

The ideal editing service consists of a thorough edit called a ‘Line Edit’, so that your meaning comes across well. This edit can also be applied to documents, as well as books. It is a little more thorough than copy editing.

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.

For an all-inclusive book editing approach, please book in a free 20-minute consultation with Jennifer. We find out about your project and if our services are a fit, and also give some key information on appropriate timelines, costs, and editing stages.

Co-Writing: a New Way to Write a Book for Business

Working on non-fiction books, Jennifer determines your purpose of book and its placement in the larger market, according to outcomes.

The book writing service is tailored to the needs of the manuscript. We can also give you a fixed fee quotation, once knowing the work level and timeline.

Firstly, Jennifer examines whether the content is complete and whether all parts will resonate with its niche target audience. Inevitably, some parts will need more work. So, what can you expect?

Within two rounds, our work will ensure that material is well-organised, factual, original, and has logical flow. Ever flexible, we use ‘suggestions’ tracking, voice listening, and comments/feedback. We may also give you audience targeting tips.

This special editing package includes:

  • 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-write certain parts to improve the clarity, structure and flow
  • Give suggestions on removal of extraneous text
  • Give 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. A book editor or co-writer should work with you for a better result, not blindly make grammatical changes.

If you prefer fortnightly support as you write your book, consider the book development coaching program. It will save time, give confidence to continue, and inform you on general indie publishing steps.

book editor Jen Lancaster

What Personal Qualities Does Jennifer Bring as Your Book Editor?

My own books centre on marketing (for profit and efficiency) and managing your money. My favourite style of book is one where you, the reader, is learning something but there is a compelling life story running through it.

I can do in-depth editing on your book, if on self-help (mindset), memoir, personal finances, or marketing.
In- depth editing is a feasible alternative to complete ghost writing and we can help match your written voice.

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