What You Need
The first step in editing is to understand what kinds of editing you need most especially as a self publisher. With an Editor's Manuscript Evaluation, a professional editor will read your manuscript, assess its strengths and weaknesses, suggest improvements, and recommend the editing services that will have the greatest impact on improving your book. As will all our editing services, your editor reads your manuscript in its entirety and produces a full written assessment.
The first step in editing is to understand what kinds of editing you need most. With an Manuscript Evaluation, a professional editor will read your manuscript, assess its strengths and weaknesses, suggest improvements, and recommend the editing services that will have the greatest impact on improving your book. As will all our editing services, your editor reads your manuscript in its entirety and produces a full written assessment.
When your book simply has to be the best that it can be, Developmental Editing is the clear choice. A staple of professional editing services, a Developmental Edit provides commentary and advice on the content, structure and direction of your manuscript. It is a holistic edit, focused on structural and creative feedback. It does not address the manuscript’s mechanical needs (spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.) because the focus is primarily on developing solid, well-written manuscript rather than looking after technical details.
Content editing addresses the same mechanical needs as copy editing, but delves much deeper into the writing by also working with the content and structure of the manuscript. A content edit will help clarify meaning, eliminate superfluous words or jargon, and improve the accuracy of vocabulary use. Content editing is a good choice when your book needs light- to medium- copy editing and assistance with the organization of ideas, plot or argument development, improved character consistency, or improved expression.
The final stage of editing. Proofreading includes, but is not limited to, correction of erroneous cross-references, looking for and correcting missing words, catching and correcting misspellings (particularly those that get through spell-check unnoticed). Your editor will also complete a visual check for formatting issues, such as incorrect word breaks, headings and line spacing, to ensure consistency in the overall layout.
Despite the old adage, people do judge a book by its cover. And while a strong front cover can capture attention, it’s the back cover that closes the sale. That’s why SciMysFic pays close attention to your book’s back cover copy. Working together, we’ll craft compelling copy, aimed at persuading your readers to crack open the book and dive in for an enjoyable read.
EDITING PRICE LIST
0.15 / per word
Comprehensive Line Edit
Fix spelling and grammar
Sales copy/summary revision
Organization and content
Plot and pacing
Manuscript Critique Formatting (print and ebook)