1 Hour Strategy Session
During an evaluation, we will read through your manuscript and then provide a written critique. The written critique will address many different elements, such as punctuation, point of view, plot, grammar, syntax, flow, dialogue, characterization, and any other relevant elements of the craft. What we evaluate will be determined by the genre. Every writer has different strengths, so our goal is to help you utilize your strengths by providing constructive criticism as well as encouragement.
When people think of editing, copyediting is usually what comes to mind. Copyediting focuses on grammar, punctuation, spelling, and other mechanical issues. Copyediting can also include fact-checking and editing cover copy and front and back matter. Copyediting is necessary for any written material before publication, and style is determined by the type of publication. For example, newspapers are written in AP style, but fiction manuscripts are usually written in Chicago style.
As a writer, you have a unique voice and style. The last thing you want is for an editor to take that uniqueness away. During stylistic editing, we will help you discover what makes your style unique, then eliminate clichés, polish your language, and clarify meaning without losing your special voice. Stylistic editing focuses specifically on syntax and flow at a sentence level.
Have you ever started reading a book only to stop halfway through because it got boring? Perhaps you stopped caring about the characters, or the plot slowed down too much, for too long. Maybe the main character's hair color changed halfway through the novel? As a writer, you want to ensure your reader doesn't experience these same frustrations. Content editing is the heaviest type of editing. It focuses on organization and flow, as well as character development and consistency. Content editing will ensure your document or manuscript is clear and concise on the sentence, paragraph, and chapter levels. It will ensure your reader will stay engaged and does not have to backtrack for clarification.
Organization & Flow
The Manuscript Evaluation
During an evaluation, we provide a general overview of your strengths and weaknesses and provide feedback in the form of both constructive criticism and encouragement in order to give you direction and suggestions to help you utilize your strengths when revising.
The Executive Manuscript Package
The Executive Manuscript Package is an all-inclusive editing package that focuses on every level of editing: content editing, stylistic editing, copyediting, and proofreading. This package is best suited for writers with a first draft who are hoping to enhance their manuscript not only on a grammatical level, but on a story level as well.
The Deluxe Manuscript Package
The Deluxe Manuscript Package includes stylistic editing, as well as copyediting. This package is best suited for writers with a complete draft who are hoping to enhance their manuscript on a grammatical and syntactical level.
The Pro Manuscript Package
The Pro Manuscript Package is best for writers with a final draft, after multiple big-picture revisions have been completed. Copyediting focuses on grammar, punctuation, spelling, and other mechanical issues. Copyediting can also include fact-checking and editing cover copy and front and back matter.