Book Editing And Proofreading

Editing And Proofreading Services

“Wow, and to think I was just about to publish my book in its current state!”

Before submitting your book to any publisher to commence the content layout, you must edit and proofread your book first. A book editing and proofreading service will ensure the elimination of these errors. You will then feel more confident to submit your book for publishing. We offer accurate editing and proofreading services with a quick turnaround and a reasonable cost!

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Editing and Proofreading Services Explained

1. Structural editing ( also known as “substantive” editing, this checks content, structure, flow, style, clarity, consistency, plot elements etc.)

A structural edit concentrates on the document’s flow, style, logic and consistency. Is it easy to understand and use? Does it make sense? Is it accessible to the reader? A structural edit involves reviewing and analysing the content, structure, language and style. It may therefore involve some rewording and restructuring to achieve clarity and accessibility to the reader. It will include an overall review of the document to establish whether it fulfils its purpose. There is a need for additional material such as a glossary, illustrations, map or index, and whether the document is user-friendly and easy to navigate. If it’s a work of fiction, we will check plot elements to ensure everything is consistent – including character behaviour and appearance, tracking for plot holes etc. In a piece of non-fiction or corporate documents, the same concepts apply. We will check to ensure that all theories and concepts remain sound and consistent throughout the work. For example, guaranteeing any formula, quotes or similar are reproduced the same way each time, and that no material seems to be missing etc.
2. Copy editing (this checks accuracy and consistency of the overall publication and language, spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence construction, vocabulary, tense etc.)

Copy editing focuses on removing mistakes, errors and inconsistencies from the document. It looks closely at the details of language, spelling and punctuation and consistency of style in language and layout. Text is checked for house style. Sources and references are checked. Where appropriate, facts will be checked and/or queried. Lists, illustrations, glossaries, contents etc., are checked for missing or incorrect entries. It is a much more detailed edit to ensure everything is as it should be. For example, ensuring characters’ appearances are consistent throughout the work; making sure that actions have consequences (i.e. if a character closes a door, they must then open it to leave the room again). Often a second, lower-level check of structural elements occurs at this stage (i.e. character consistency, plot elements, document flow). Because the manuscript or document may have undergone major rewrites following the initial structural edit, the editor may double-check these elements during the copy-editing process. Alternatively, the document may have come to the copy edit stage straight from the draft bypassing the structural edit altogether. In this case, copy editing will cover structural and copy editing elements. We guarantee the editing and proofreading service is to your satisfaction.
3. Proofreading (this is the last read-through and review to ensure the final manuscript is ready for publication.

Request a manuscript appraisal – this service will determine whether your book needs further editing and how much editing is required. The appraisal also marks recommendations so that you can improve your book by completing the proofreading and editing process yourself. The decision is then yours as to whether or not you wish to select further assistance. Costs for proofreading services will depend on the length and type of the manuscript. All manuscripts are required to be submitted for evaluation to determine a correct quote.

Non-Fiction Books editing and proofreading

Does your non-fiction book require editing and proofreading before being considered for publication? We apply book editing and proofreading techniques specially designed for writers of non-fiction work. Good writers and authors often have difficulty finding publishers willing to consider a book written by a yet unpublished writer. Therefore, we have edited and proofread many books written by authors expressing their personal experiences. If you are happy with our suggestions, we will then edit your manuscript to suit your individual needs. If appropriate, we maintain the integrity of your style throughout your manuscript when making corrections.

Christian Books editing and proofreading

Publishing for Beginners offers personal editing services for Christian novels. We have fully trained staff experienced in the Word of God and eager to proofread, edit or suggest a rewrite of your Christian novel. Our Christian editing service includes a review of your manuscript, which checks for tone, complexity, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, syntax, flow and formatting. In addition, our Christian editors line up your quoted scripture passage with the Word of God.

MANUSCRIPT EDITING – HINTS

Most writers do a poor job with the editing process, even if they are excellent editors when working on other people’s work. All manuscript editing should be done on double-spaced paper with a red pen, even if the editor will be entering those changes into the manuscript using a ‘track changes option’. A copy edit is editing your work for grammar, style, punctuation and clarity. While a copy editor or a proofreader can do their work one sentence simultaneously, a hard editor should read the whole book through once before trying to edit it. It is important to note that manuscript editing isn’t a substitute for proofreading a finished copy. Proofreading is the final stage where any ‘typos’ are noted and corrected before publishing. We know the endurance, tenacity, and patience a writer must possess to become published, so we provide accurate editing and proofreading in a quick turnaround time for a reasonable price! Suppose you can’t hire a professional book editor to edit or proofread your new book. In that case, you might want to consider getting a trusted friend or family member to help with copy editing and proofreading and provide constructive criticism. We can provide excellent book editing and proofreading services for your manuscript that won’t cost a fortune. Ask about our complete formatting services! Ask about our Manuscript Appraisal Service! We offer accurate editing and proofreading services in a quick turnaround time for a reasonable price! Book editing and proofreading services are available to authors in all states within Australia. Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart- Australia-wide!