Is there anything worse than publishing a book and finding a typo? Yep, it’s finding two typos. Don’t let typos happen to you. And watch out for haphazard storytelling, uneven plots, and forgettable characters. These can all derail your book, and cause readers to lose faith in your storytelling.
Before you publish your book, get a professional reader to give you an honest critique of your work. While you should self-edit your book, remember that there are limits to self-editing. You’re too close to the material and you will miss both glaring and subtle mistakes. Not just typos, but also characterization, plot holes, perspective changes, and tiny details that you’ve gone blind too but will annoy your reader to no end.
A manuscript critique is also known as developmental editing (also sometimes referred to as line editing).
This is an intensive structural edit which focuses on the finer aspects of language—the flow of ideas, transition elements, tone, and style. One of our professional editors will look at your manuscript’s language usage, character development, plot, and more; and make suggestions to ensure you’re communicating your story effectively—without losing your voice.
Our professional editor will:
This is a basic word-by-word edit addressing grammar, usage, and consistency issues. Your editor will correct continuity issues your story may have, and ensure your manuscript is free of major loose ends which may confuse your readers.
A professional proofreader will complete a final review to fix any remaining mechanical and grammatical errors before your book is printed and published. Proofreading only focuses on eliminating minor mistakes and inconsistencies.