The Book Editing Process Polish Your Words
How We Edit Your Manuscript
Our editors are not judgmental or hypercritical because they strive to edit your manuscript to make it better. Only improving your content counts and that’s why book editing is a great investment. With a well structured and fully edited manuscript you can submit your book for publication.
The editing process goes through the following stages:
1. During the substantive editing phase we look at the overall structure of your document in order to suggest the next steps. To get the best results, we review the purpose of your document and determine how it might track with potential readers. These structural edits may include rewrites, developmental changes or even style edits to improve the clarity of your manuscript.
2. The copyediting stage corrects many aspects of your writing. We do all that stuff your teachers did with a red ink pen but our aim is to perfect your writing, not grade you. Although it’s not a test, as far as possible, we also edit for accuracy of factual information, dates, tables and other references. Every copyeditor wants to eliminate all grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax and language errors but things do slip through. For those rare occasion proofreading will catch those errors.
3. We proofread after all other editing stages have gone through their iterative process. Both the copyeditor and proofreader work to free your manuscript of all typos, spelling and punctuation errors. The next step is book design and book prep with a final proofread of the typeset manuscript.