You’ve burned the candle at both ends to complete your manuscript and you’ve run it through several grammar and spell checks, but research has shown that we tend to miss our own mistakes. What’s the next step? Should you find free beta readers, or hire an editor? Professional manuscript editing services for new and seasoned authors, ensure that your manuscript is publication-ready. Digital publishing platforms such as Amazon are becoming increasingly strict about the quality of works they publish and that’s why you cannot under-estimate the importance of editing.
“I wrote a book now what?” – That’s a question we field every week here at ContentCafe. It’s common for an author to freeze up so close, yet so far from the finish line. But our professional manuscript editors are here to guide you step-by-step. We will start by proof reading and editing your manuscript and then we will hand you over to our publishing partner to get your book into the hands of your readers.
The Importance of Editing Lies in Understanding the Difference Between Proof Reading and Editing
You can choose the level of engagement you prefer from our professional manuscript editor –
Proofreading will involve basic spelling, grammar, capitalisation, sentence structure, word use, and syntax checks. If you have a limited budget and you’re short on time, this is the service you should invest in.
Editing is a more detailed service, whereby we carefully evaluate every aspect of your manuscript. We will look at the plot, language characters, dialogue and internal logic. We will assess how the content relates to your intended audience, and remedy any contradictions, discrepancies, repetition, passive voice, tone and clumsy wording.
Copy Editing is a the ‘lite’ version of standard editing, while a substantive edit will involve polishing and or rewriting elements of text, and doing some research of facts.
Proof Reading and Editing Services
Your book editor will perform a free internal 2-3 page edit of your manuscript when you request a quote in order to create an accurate time estimate. Pricing and turn-around times vary as much as plots do, based on our current workload. However, we will provide an estimated timeline along with your quote, and commit to a turn-around period when you place your order.
The manuscript editor will track all changes using Track Changes in Microsoft Word, or in Google Docs, if you prefer. You’ll be able to accept or reject any changes once your manuscript edit is complete.
Put yourself in the best light possible by investing in professional proof-reading and editing. Get in touch with ContentCafe today to request a free quote on manuscript proofreading or editing your book.