Book editing is a multi-step process. The stages go by different names, depending on who you ask, but they generally follow this order:
After reviewing your project, I'll offer an estimate based on suggested and/or requested editing service(s), word count, time required, and type of manuscript. Contact me about getting started.
Interested in the kinds of books I've worked on? Check out this partial list of nonfiction projects, organized by genre/topic, and this list of novels.
Developmental (Content) Editing
Developmental editing is the first editing stage; it addresses the manuscript's big picture and overall concept. I provide detailed feedback, guidance, examples, and suggestions throughout the manuscript, but stop short of making widespread revisions to the text. Content editing looks at
Line (Substantive) Editing
Line editing involves polishing the text line by line. It includes basic copyediting and goes a step beyond to improve readability and flow in addition to ensuring grammatical correctness. This service is appropriate for manuscripts that have already been critiqued and/or edited for big-picture issues. Line editing
Copyediting is the final editing stage and ensures the manuscript is clear, correct, and consistent. This service is appropriate for manuscripts that have already been edited for content (developmental editing) and language (line editing) issues. Copyediting ensures