You’ve finished writing your novel. Congratulations! That’s a tremendous achievement, and one that’s worth celebrating.
You’ve also garnered feedback from critique partners or beta readers, or maybe even hired a developmental editor. Either way, you’ve resolved any big-picture issues and are happy with your story’s structure.
Now it’s time to focus on your language and make sure you’re delivering your best work to readers.
What you’ll get
- A full line-by-line, word-by-word edit of your manuscript. I’ll smooth and correct – keeping your narrative voice and style intact – and attend to the following technical and stylistic aspects:
- Spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax
- Consistency in capitalisation, hyphenation and spelling
- Clarity and flow of sentence-level narration
- Repetitive words or phrases
- Redundant words that clutter your narrative
- Phrasing that’s awkward, ambiguous or clichéd
- Plot, timeline and character-trait consistency
- Dialogue: style and punctuation
- Basic point-of-view issues
- Use of tenses
- Basic fact-checking (e.g. brand name spellings)
- Word, line and paragraph spacing
- Standard manuscript formatting: indentation; paragraph style; scene and chapter breaks
- An edited file in which all edits are visible via Word’s Track Changes feature. You can review each edit and ‘accept’ or ‘reject’ as you see fit.
- A comprehensive editorial report that expands on my observations and focuses on various aspects of your dialogue and narrative.
- A style sheet that records decisions on stylistic conventions (e.g. spelling variation, or the use of single or double quotation marks for dialogue). This will be useful for your final proofreader.
Price: Subject to a free sample edit
Format: Microsoft Word doc