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Manuscript Editing

Friendly, affordable, and professional editing services for all types of fiction or nonfiction books and manuscripts

The manuscript editing process involves several readings to check your manuscript for the following problem areas:
Clarity Redundancies
Sentence structure Inconsistencies in story
Spelling and Grammar Chronological inconsistencies
Subject and verb agreement Dialogue effectiveness
Proper word usage Proper narration
Punctuation Goal achievement
Story Flow/Readability Entertainment value

Complete Writing and Editing Services at very reasonable rates.
We welcome authors and writers of all experience levels!

We will confer with you by phone or e-mail on a regular basis to ensure that your opinion is incorporated into the editing process. Together, we will find the best solutions to help make your story as readable as possible.

We will help you to satisfy the requirements of the readers and the publishers. No job is too big or too small; your date requests are honored, and our rates are very reasonable. And because your satisfaction is our main goal, we also welcome your questions at any point in the process.

The Editing Process

A Fair and Honest Evaluation
After an evaluation of your manuscript, we will truthfully, but gently, let you know what level of editing will be required.

As part of the free sample evaluation, we will explain each of the recommended levels of editing, from simple proofreading to more complex editing and how they will effect your manuscript. We will also discuss your expectations and writing-style preferences.

You are always welcome to ask questions. We are friendly professionals who want you to be completely comfortable with the editing process.


If you would like a review of your writing
to determine the level of editing and pricing,
e-mail a sample of your writing in a Word Doc to:
submit a manuscript for a free editing evaluation

Once we have received your submission, we will arrange to speak with you using our 888 phone number.

If you are not in the U.S.A., I can call you anywhere in the world.

Or, call: 1-888-284-2654
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM, Central Time
To talk about how to submit your manuscript.


Levels of Manuscript Editing

PROOFREADING -- Software spell checking is NOT the same as proofreading. A manuscript must be READ carefully to catch errors that spell checking will not catch, such as the obvious wrong words: there instead of their, hear instead of here; the list is endless.
These errors can be humorous when found by an editor ("chocolate mouse pie " for dessert, instead of "chocolate mousse pie"), but a writer would be horrified if it actually got printed in their book. Our professional editing services can save you the embarrassment.

COPYEDITING -- Paragraph considerations, tempo, and style. Our editing services will help make sure your manuscript maintains your unique writing style while conforming to standard gramatical and editing styles. We will discuss what type of copyediting you want and your editing style preferences in more detail after you have submitted your sample for a free manuscript editing evaluation (submit a manuscript for a free editing evaluation.)

STORY EDITING -- To help create a better story: Includes character development, logical time considerations, etc.

We can also format your manuscript with borders, page numbers, chapter titles, margins, illustrations, and headings.
Let us design your book page layout and cover for self-publishing and print.

Just give us a call to discuss the type of editing your manuscript will require and our prices.
(You will find our prices to be surprisingly low.)

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We use Microsoft Word, a wonderful program which makes it possible for the writer to either accept or reject any suggested edits. If you are not versatile with this software, we will be happy to give you a quick tutorial on the many tools that are included in this program.

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We Also Offer
Content development, critique/analysis, fact-checking and research, technical writing, cover design, typesetting, page layout, custom art, illustration, graphic design, web site design, and self-publishing assistance.

Let Us Help You
We can edit your writing: fiction or nonfiction, book manuscripts, query letters, course assignments, articles, dissertations, newsletters, or anything at all, and we can create text for you based upon your specifications. We can also do research for your projects. Regardless of the project, we can turn your writing into a highly polished piece of work.

We understand your wish to get your book into print quickly, and we will have it highly polished. We will work with you to achieve a book of which you will be proud . We will provide the level of service you request, and promptly.

We deal with our clients through e-mail, fax, and a 1-888 phone number for your convenience. We will answer your e-mails promptly. We answer our phone during business hours or return your phone calls as soon as we return to the office.

We prefer to use Microsoft Word and all its wonderful features, but we are also capable of working in other formats.

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