This includes any type of non-business writing. Typical examples are fiction and nonfiction books or stories, poetry, essays, and blog posts.
- Light Editing
- If you have finalized your manuscript, choose this service to let us polish the writing. At this level, we check the essentials such as punctuation, grammar, and effective sentence structure. Although we do not correct any major issues that we may find at this level, we will comment to let you know what we’ve found, and will give advice when possible.
- Deep Editing
- At this level, in addition to all the things we check for in a Light Edit, we make bigger changes to sentence and paragraph structure. We also provide more detailed recommendations for improving the readability of your manuscript.
- Developmental Editing
- During Developmental Editing, we check the manuscript closely and provide detailed advice on big changes that are necessary to bring the product to a truly final form. This includes pointing out plot holes or insufficient character development in works of fiction, or errors in logic that impede the quality and clarity of works of nonfiction.
- Proofreading entails an extremely careful check of the final pre-publication proof. At this stage, we ensure that all headers and footers are correct and consistent, we check the page numbering, and we verify that the format is consistent between pages, sections, and chapters.