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Line Editing

 

A purpose of line editing is to check the rhythm, clarity, and tone of your story. It means to ensure what you’ve written is what you actually intend to say. It’s about the way your sentences flow and the way the picture is created in readers mind. 

 

Things we look for :

 

1. Words or sentences that are extraneous or overused  

2. Run-on sentences

3. Redundancies from repeating the same information in different ways

4. Dialogue or paragraphs that can be tightened

5. Scenes where the action is confusing or the author’s meaning is unclear due to bad transitions

6. Tonal shifts and unnatural phrasing

7. Passages that don’t read well due to bland language use

8. Confusing narrative digressions

9. Changes that can be made to improve the pacing of a passage

10. Words or phrases that may clarify or enhance your meaning.

 

Copy Editing

In Copy-editing, we check that the text is correct in terms of spelling, grammar, punctuation, jargon, terminology, semantics, and formatting. Copy editing also ensures that the idea writer wishes to portray is clear and easy to understand.

 

We also query and correct questionable facts, weak arguments, plot holes and gaps in numbering. In fiction, we check that characters haven't changed their name or hair color, look for sudden changes from first to the third person narration and monitor the timeline, among other things.

 

At the same time, we also look at Content and structure, Information chunks, Illustrations, graphs and tables, Wording, Consistency, Accuracy and anomalies, Legal issues, Extent, Technical matters. 

Developmental Editing

 

Developmental editing addresses the big-picture storytelling issues associated with a manuscript. This includes -  plot, story, characterization, structure, tension, theme, genre, narrative style and so on.

 

We presented the feedback as both an editorial report and as notes in the manuscript pages themselves. 

 

With that, we send an editorial report (sometimes known as an editorial letter) in a separate document that summarises the editor’s assessment of how well the author has handled the different storytelling elements. It usually contains suggestions on how the author might improve the manuscript by strengthening certain elements. For example, the editor might observe a lack of cause-and-effect between major plot points and suggest that by reaffirming the primary story goal, the author can cut superfluous scenes.

 

Manuscript Critique

In a manuscript critique, we look at the same elements as we would in developmental editing and respond with a detailed editorial letter. That letter will content:

 

• Strengths and weaknesses of the author, and evaluate big-picture elements like structure, pacing, point of view, and overall prose style.

 

• Offer concrete suggestions for improving problem areas.

 

• Address questions or concerns you may have about specific parts of the project if you have sent those to us along with the manuscript.

 

A critique does not include a hands-on edit of your project. But it’s a terrific choice if you’re looking for a fresh set of eyes and straightforward feedback on where the manuscript stands—especially if you’re preparing to embark on revisions.

 

Proof Reading

Proof reading is the very last step in the writing process. However, just because it comes last, does not mean that it is least important. It is essential to polish your work. 

We give proofreading as much importance as editing. In order to do this, we verify accuracy in the following areas: Sentence structure, Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Capitalization, Consistency, Numbers, Formatting. We can offer a second set of eyes and not only spot mistakes you may have missed, but also enhance your writing so that it conveys your ideas in a compelling manner. 

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