Polish your words until they shine! Access professional editing and proofreading to ensure your message takes centre stage as the talking point of your book, not errors.

The writing is done! Breathe a sigh of relief and have a huge celebration!

Now is the time to review that content and engage a professional editor to make sure your book and message is the best it can possibly be.

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Editing stages

There are four levels when it comes to editing:

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1. Developmental edit

Your first draft is written and you would like feedback on how to improve it.

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2. Structural edit

Your first draft is written and you would like someone to work on how to restructure it to improve flow and readability.

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3. Copy/Line edit

Your second (or subsequent) draft is written, you are happy with the structure and now you need someone to get out the microscope and look at the finer details.

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4. Proofreading

You are ready to publish and you need someone to catch those final errors that have slipped through the cracks.

Unsure what type of editing you need? Get in touch to send us a writing sample and your word count and we can guide you on the best way forward.

1. Developmental edit

Even the best in the biz don’t publish a first draft! So if you have placed the final full stop on your manuscript and are looking for professional feedback on how to improve it, this is the step for you.

A developmental edit is a big-picture look at the overall flow and structure of your book. We look at:

All of these observations (and more) are compiled into a document along with suggestions on how you can make the improvements needed. You can then work on implementing those changes to create your second draft.

2. Structural edit

A structural edit is very similar to a developmental edit in that it examines the overall presentation your book.

But there is one key difference – we make the changes for you.

We look at:

We will then connect with you to run through our suggested changes and with your approval, will go ahead and execute those changes, leaving you free to focus on other important things in your life. 

3. Copy/Line edit

Once your manuscript is structurally sound, this is where we get down to the nitty gritty.

When the copy/line edit is complete, you will have a manuscript that is ready to be designed and transformed into a book! The editor will literally go through your manuscript line by line with a fine tooth comb to ensure that:

4. Proofread

This is the last stop in the editing phase.

Depending on your publisher, this step can be done either before or after the manuscript is typeset (designed).

It is an important step because it catches the things that may have been missed in the copy edit.

Believe me, it is very rare to find a book without a single error, but having a proofread as part of your manuscript preparation process means the book is as ‘clean’ as possible! 

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