I have decided to pursue my passion of editing and proofreading. I am one of THOSE word people.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Differences in "Editing"
Basic proofreading to correct typos, punctuation, and grammatical errors
Heavy editing to improve flow, clarity, syntax, and sentence structure
Critical review and consultation on how to strengthen your manuscript
Developmental editing to enhance the structure and substance of the text
Rewriting or paraphrasing
Ghostwriting original content to fill in the gaps
Comprehensive publishing services, including soliciting major publishers and managing the entire self-publishing process for you
Different levels of editing are like differently sized sieves; they are each designed to catch various problems, ranging from minor errors to major content issues.
This is the most basic form of editing and addresses only typos and objective grammatical errors. Only well-written manuscripts are ready for proofreading.
• Heavy editing
For more in-depth review and revisions, heavy editing includes proofreading for grammar, as well as extensive revisions to improve diction, syntax, sentence structure, flow, style, tone, and transitions. Most manuscripts require heavy editing, though we can adjust our editing and pricing according to your manuscript’s condition.
• Critical review and consultation
These services provide you with feedback and the opportunity to discuss your material with a writing expert. The editor will review and comment on your content and consult with you on how to best proceed with revisions and improvements.
• Developmental editing
If you are looking for input on the creation of your content itself, developmental editing is a form of collaboration between author and editor. Developmental editing addresses larger issues, such as the overarching themes and intention of the book, and includes broader suggestions and revisions to the structure, narrative, character development, voice, style, and pacing. It does not fully address spelling and grammar issues, as this is done significantly later in the process. Many first-time authors utilize a developmental editor to assist them throughout the writing process.
• Rewriting, paraphrasing, or ghostwriting
Sometimes authors require help that goes beyond the scope of editing. In these cases, we offer options for rewriting or paraphrasing existing content, or ghostwriting original content. Ghostwriting services can be utilized to develop an entire manuscript, or to add content and depth to an existing manuscript.