Services

After you’ve carefully crafted your manuscript, copyediting and proofreading can ensure that your text is error free and your message is as clear as it can be. It’s more than just spelling, punctuation and grammar. It’s your message, it’s your story.

Take a look at this free e-book from the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading by clicking here. It gives great information about using an editorial professional.

Development

Not sure on your story’s plot points or organisation? A developmental edit will work with you to find the best structure for your story or non‑fiction book. With you, we will work to develop your manuscript from initial idea to final product.

  • Plot development
  • Character arcs
  • Story structure
  • Pace and flow
  • Sense and consistency
  • Dialogue

Copyediting

It’s not just a detailed, line by line assessment to check for spelling, punctuation and grammar gremlins. It’s also a check for consistency, conciseness and readability. I’ll also pick up on any other potential problems with your manuscript, such as bias or even legal issues.

  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar checks
  • Sentence structure
  • Sense and consistency

Proofreading

A final check before you publish, making sure that text is formatted correctly, error-free and ready for publication. Working from your style sheet, I’ll check that all the editorial decisions are correct and that your work is ready for public viewing.

  • Consistency
  • Major errors in spelling and punctuation
  • Layout and formatting correct

“Great editing service, picked up on things I wouldn’t have noticed even after several drafts. Will definitely consider again in the future.”

Pete Draper, Author who is featured on the Author Spotlight page!

Bespoke services

What do you need support with?

I can help you to put together a bespoke editorial package that focuses on the areas that you want support with.
Together, we can identify areas of your manuscript that need additional work and put together a support package designed for you!

Potential Support areas

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar
  • Sense and understanding
  • Consistency
  • Plot
  • Pace
  • Formatting
  • Proofreading

Price

As each project is unique, please call or email to discuss your budget and your needs. This page, from the CIEP, gives you an idea about how a proofreader and copyeditor works.

Crucially, I’ll work to your budget. Get in touch today to discuss your project’s needs and to find out how I can help you craft an outstanding manuscript.

“…able to work with my budget which was my biggest concern going into the request.”

Jessica Nielsen, Author
Video from the Chartered Institiute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) www.ciep.uk

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