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Our Editing Services

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We are currently fully booked through the end of 2016. Reserve your space for Winter and Spring 2017 now!

Developmental editing is designed for those who want feedback on their manuscript’s content, organization, development, flow, and coherence as well as limited assistance with grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.

The primary focus of developmental editing is content particularly on the story and character arcs. Once the story is developmentally sound, the editor will do a single-pass light copy edit as a second read as a part of the developmental editing price.


Copy editing assumes there are no major changes with content needed and intensely addresses grammar, punctuation, mechanics, consistency, and situational logic. (Ex: does the character sit down twice but not stand up in between?)

With a copy edit, the editor will often create a style sheet to help ensure consistency throughout the piece (capitalization, hyphenation, spelling, etc.)


Proofreading addresses grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and looks for typographical errors.

Proofreading is the least intensive edit we offer and is designed as a “last polish” before the piece goes to print.

 

The Top Ten

I am over at Magical Words today talking about my top ten tips for working with a professional editor and how they’re remarkably similar to interacting with your college professors!

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Congratulations to John G. Hartness!

Congratulations to John G. Hartness on winning the Manly Wade Wellman award this past weekend for Raising Hell, the first in the Quincy Harker series! To celebrate, John has put the e-book on sale for $0.99 until the end of July!

Raising Hell Cover
Winner of the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award!

The fifth book, Heaven Sent, is available for pre-order now! I proofed it the other day and can say that this series just keeps getting better!

Congratulations, John. It’s an award well deserved. I’m so proud of you.