Do you have a children’s book, guide, or YA fiction book that you want someone to take a look at before sending off to an agent or straight to print? I’m happy to help Indie and traditional authors with any editing services you need.
Do you know what kind of editing service you need? Yes, there is more than one type of service, which is good for you because then you only pay for what you really want and need.
I want to help you make your story the best that it can be and I want to help you get your message across with as much consistency and clarity as possible. Even though I’ll be going through your manuscript looking for mistakes, I’m not here to point out your flaws or criticize you, but to help you make your manuscript and encourage you in your writing.
Your goals are my goals because I want you and your book to succeed.
What is Copy Editing?
I’l be looking at your sentences – mainly just grammar, spelling, and punctuation. In writing this is the last step that your book needs before sending off to publication. At this point you’re happy with your story flow, sentence order, wording, and you just want a pair of fresh eyes to go over your writing to make sure all your “i’s” are dotted and “t’s” are crossed and to be sure you haven’t accidentally called Tommy “Timmy” on page 4 and that Sally is eight throughout the story instead of being six somewhere in the middle. You’ll receive a “track changes” Word document so that you can see everything throughout the manuscript.
What is Line Editing?
Line editing is just a little more in depth than Copy Editing. I’ll check your paragraphs, sentence flow, wordiness, passive voice, word usage, and also check for consistency with places, names, dates, and other such usage. You’ll receive a “track changes” Word document so that you can see everything throughout your manuscript.
What is Content Editing?
Content editing, sometimes called developmental editing, will look at the overall flow of the story to help you make your story be the best it can be. I include Line Editing with Content Editing, and I’ll make notes for you throughout your manuscript to strengthen your characters, plot, dialogue, and overall flow of the story. Content editing is significantly more work, but can also be the most fun. Having a fresh pair of eyes on your story and your vision can give you a different perspective and we can work together to improve both your book and your creative writing skills.
- Picture Books
- Easy Readers
- Early Chapter Books
- Chapter Books
- Middle Grade Books
- Young Adult Books
- Curriculum Guides
- Bible/Study Guides
- Short Stories
- Book Jacket/Cover Content
- Other Short Publications
- Website Content – SEO, Branding, & Marketing Focused
- Advertisements and Brochure Copy
- Slogans or Tagline
- Email Newsletter Campaigns
- Sales Letters
- Newsletters, Catalogs, & Magazines
- Other Online or Direct Mail Marketing and Publicity Materials
- Fundraiser Brochures
- Community Fliers
- Church Bulletins
- Other Online and Offline Publications