Discover the Benefits of Using a Freelance Editor

 

Many authors wonder if hiring a freelance editor is necessary, especially if they are trying to sell their manuscript to a publishing house that will only end up doing new edits to make the manuscript meet their standards. The answer is a resounding yes. A good story concept is a great start, but to get noticed in today's publishing world you need something more. By presenting a manuscript that has been pre-edited, it gives you an advantage over those who don't. Your manuscript will be structurally sound, have a distinct voice and have a well-developed plot. All of these things will help you get the attention of literary agents and publishing houses.

 

For an indie author who publishes their own books, using a freelance editor is an absolute must! Readers are harsh critics and notice if a novel is full of grammar and spelling errors, that there are errors in continuity or if the plot is confusing. With social media and sites that allow them to leave reviews, they feel it is their duty to point these flaws out to those who are considering reading the novel. This can seriously reduce sales.

 

Developmental Editing — a developmental edit focuses on world building and story organization. It is an analysis of the entire manuscript including: story concept, plot, character development, tone, and voice; also, adding, removing or rewriting sections.

 

Line Editing — with line editing, your manuscript will receive a non-mechanical edit to address issues regarding language use, writing style and creative content to ensure that your book is a pleasurable read. Basic copy editing is included.

 

Manuscript Assessmentafter doing a complete read through, you will be provided with a written assessment. It will look at the overall concept and execution of your manuscript in key areas such as: story, plot, characters and concepts.

 

Beta Reading — a single read through is done from the reader’s point of view and feedback is provided regarding areas of concern to help address areas of concern to give your reader the best reading experience possible.

 

Proofreading — this is the final stage of the editing process and the last chance to catch missed grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes. When completed, your manuscript will be ready to submit to agents and publishers.

 

Genres

 

  • Cozy Mystery
  • Young Adult
    • Mystery
    • Fantasy
    • Science Fiction
    • Romance (Except Erotica)
  • New Adult
    • Mystery
    • Romance (Except Erotica)

 

Rates

 

Whether you are going to self-publish or sell your manuscript to a publisher, the cost of hiring a freelance editor is always a concern. With this in mind, plus a desire to help talented writers, I have set reasonable rates to keep your costs minimal, while obtaining quality service.

 

 

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Manuscript Assessmentafter doing a complete read through, you will be provided with a written assessment. It will look at the overall concept and execution of your manuscript in key areas such as: story, plot, characters and concepts.