Editing 

One of the steps in the publishing process that you do not want to skip is the editing stage. This is by far the most important part. An editor's role is to comb through your manuscript to catch errors, as well as to ensure that your content is cohesive, concise, and consistent. 

 

There are four phases of editing that takes place that your manuscript will go through after it's in my hands. See below for the description.

Formatting

This form of editing is required to shape your manuscript into print-ready mode for publishing. It’s also known as interior layout. This is the finishing touches on your manuscript which transitions into a book during printing.

Proofreading

This form of editing is not as intense, but just as important. Proofreading detects minor errors such as grammar and style, capitalization, punctuation, spelling errors, and word usage.

Copy Editing

This form of editing includes correcting your grammar, style, duplication, word usage, and verbiage. This style of editing is also known as line-by-line. It’s an intense review of your content. The purpose of this style of editing is to polish your content to produce a well-written manuscript.

Developmental Editing   

This form of editing is the most rigorous stage of revising your manuscript. It includes closely evaluating your entire manuscript and thoroughly reviewing the structure, organization, consistency of your content. This process includes removing and/or adding sentences; paragraphs being rephrased, reduced, or extended. Sections of your content may be moved from one section to another to ensure the flow of your manuscript is cohesive.

Editorial Packages

Up to 20K Words - $675

Up to 40K Words - $775

Up to 60K Words - $875

*All packages require a $300 deposit

Turn around time for editing service is 4-8 weeks, depending on word count.

Manuscript Assessment

Not quite ready for full editing services, but need your manuscript critiqued? We'll assess your manuscript so that you can know if you're moving in the right direction.

+ Thoroughly read your manuscript

+ Provide constructive, in depth feedback to help you improve your content

+ Turn around time is 10 business days

 

Investment is $175

What Previous Clients Say About Working With Me

"First off, let me say that you are worth every penny. I can tell looking back that I was ready to be done with this book and it {was} lacking a LOT. Thank you for being such a dope editor. {You} are professional, timely, efficient, and patient. If you're writing a book, this is your girl!" -Andrea Ball

Thanks again for all your help. The book is doing well and has made tremendous process. Thank you so very much! -Khalia Parker 

"I could cry... The designs on the quotes are perfect exactly what I wanted." - TaShara Ramese

"Thank you Jessica for editing and publishing my book. It was an amazing experience. Thank you for your professionalism, excitement, excellent communication and ALWAYS having a positive attitude. This process was smooth and easy." - LiQuiche Young

What's the Process?

Schedule your literary consultation and we'll discuss my editing process, turn around time as well as details of your contract.

Not sure which package or service is best for you? Schedule your complimentary 15 minute clarity chat today!

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