|Editing||What needs to Be done|
|Spelling/ Grammar||Full spelling and grammar check|
|Proof Reading||Entire story gets a final proof reading once you have
made the changes
Also available as a seperate service.
|Punctuation||We follow the rules of The Chicago Manual of Style for punctuation and sentence structure|
|Syntax / Tense||Mistakes tend to interrupt and confuse your reader. Consistency in tense and person makes a story better. Careful attention is paid to First Person, Second person and Third person to ensure your story complies.|
|Location|| We will ensure the spellings are correct for the setting. An example, "gray" in the US and "grey" in the UK.
|Fact Checking||Nominally fact checking is needed in Non-Fiction where pertinent facts are part of the story containing events, people and places, however, some fiction is spun from real events/people so getting the facts right, improves your story. There is a separate charge for this service.|
We will ensure each character maintains his or her unique voice throughout your work.
|Editing Cost|| The cost is very reasonable starting at approx. $1.00 a page (Word documents etc. double spaced) 0.0029 cents a word.
Minimum charge is $25.00 ($5.00 for short stories)
We will give you a price and payment structure if needed, to make it as easy as possible.
|How we do it||We start by making two passes, making suggestions with Word's Track Changes function. The author then accepts, rejects, or rewrites our suggestions. We make a final pass, again with Track Changes. If we feel a rejected change is important, we explain it both in layman's terms and in grammatical jargon why that change matters. As well, we suggest a different solution. Once the author accepts, rejects, or rewrites our final suggestions, the manuscript should be ready for the proofreader.|
|What we accept||We accept These formats .DOC .DOCX.ODT .WPS
We do not accept
PDF files they do not convert well, and EPUB and MOBI cannot be edited directly.
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