Publishing a novel, feature story, short story, an article or other forms of text require professional editing before publication. Below are the editing services I currently offer.
A manuscript appraisal, or assessment, is typically a three to four page document that assesses the suitability of a text that is to be published. An appraisal is done by a professional editor. It’s important to have a manuscript appraisal to assess a manuscript’s suitability before sending the manuscript to a literary agent or publisher. An appraisal will help assess the strengths, weaknesses, and determine the steps that need to be taken to further develop and prepare for your manuscript to be published.
A copy edit, or first/rough edit, is a review of your manuscript using the Microsoft Word Track Changes feature and provide an edit that corrects typos and ensures consistency in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. In addition, I also provide an editorial letter explaining the suggested changes made in the manuscript.
Proofreading is the final stage of the editing process before the manuscript or text is properly published. A Proofreader reads the printer’s proofs or other written or printed material, and mark any errors using proofreaders marks or Microsoft Track Changes. The aim of the proofreading stage is not to undertake a copy edit or structural edit, but rather to go over a manuscript for errors that need to be fixed before publication.