What's included in each of our novel editing services?

Full editing

What’s included in full editing?

Our full editing, also known as substantial or developmental editing, includes a detailed feedback document with revision suggestions covering the following aspects of your manuscript:

  • chapters – a summary of each chapter followed by feedback and analysis of that chapter
  • story – analysis feedback on the narrative as a whole
  • characters – analysis of each significant character and their roles in the story
  • perspective
  • pacing
  • plot
  • tone
  • target audience
  • potential market

Plus, a detailed markup of your manuscript that involves:

  • correcting typos
  • correcting spelling errors
  • revising grammatical mistakes
  • ensuring consistency
  • checking for repetition
  • checking for redundancy
  • improving syntax
  • revising formatting
  • suggesting improvements to style
  • suggesting improvements to flow

See an example of our full editing service:

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Copy-editing

What’s included in copy-editing?

Our copy-editing services involve, where necessary:

  • correcting typos
  • correcting spelling errors
  • revising obvious grammatical mistakes
  • ensuring consistency
  • checking for repetition
  • checking for redundancy
  • improving syntax
  • revising formatting
  • suggesting improvements to style
  • suggesting improvements to flow

See an example of our copy-editing service:

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Proofreading

What’s included in proofreading?

Proofreading involves:

  • correcting typos
  • correcting spelling errors
  • revising obvious grammatical mistakes
  • ensuring consistency

See an example of our proofreading service:

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PROOFREADING COPY-EDITING FULL EDIT
correcting typos
correcting spelling errors
revising grammatical mistakes
ensuring consistency
fact checking
checking for repetition
checking for redundancy
improving syntax
revising formatting
suggesting improvements to style
Plus a detailed feedback document with revision suggestions covering the following aspects of your manuscript:
chapters: summary of each chapter
chapters: feedback and analysis of that chapter
story: analysis feedback on the narrative as a whole
characters: analysis of each significant character and their roles in the story
perspective
pacing
plot
tone
target audience
potential market
Click to see an example Proofreading sample Copy-editing sample Full edit sample

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