This applies to both fiction and non-fiction works intended for either traditional submission or independent publishing.
Developmental editing, sometimes referred to as substantive or content editing, is the first stage of editing. It can take the author’s initial concept and make suggestions about content, format, voice, character, and plot. With a complete draft, the editor may suggest added material, remove portions of the text, reorganize parts of the manuscript, or make recommendations for pacing and plausibility. Your editor will be looking for plot holes, the proper order of scenes, flow, and character interest.
Line editing focuses on the sentence and paragraph level, polishing your words and making your work read smoothly. It will fix redundancies, awkward passages, weak transitions, and wordiness. Copyediting encompasses correcting errors of punctuation, spelling, grammar, word usage, jargon, repetition, style, and capitalization. Your editor will also make suggestions for sentence restructures and word choice.
Proofreading is for the already polished work. In this type of editing, only minor errors will be corrected, including typos, punctuation, missing words, verb tense, number use, spelling, and improper word breaks.
Some authors want more than a free editorial sample but aren't ready to commit to a full edit. If you aren't sure if your work will benefit from further editing, have a limited budget, or want feedback before writing more, a first chapter review may be the option for you.
The Manuscript Review is similar to a developmental edit, in that it makes suggestions and comments on content, conflict, format, voice, character, plot, flow, pacing, readability, and interest. However, it does not involve a full manuscript markup. Instead, your editor will give you a report on these aspects. Price is based on the word count.
Writers who have reviews done are welcome to discuss the editorial reports with their editor on the phone. This is a great opportunity to ask further questions.
Quick Brown Fox Editorial also works with student essays, papers, and theses. Prices vary depending upon client needs, deadlines, and a student's budget. Contact us at email@example.com.
Quick Brown Fox Editorial offers line editing and copyediting for resumes and cover letters.
This is for businesses seeking line editing and copyediting for their professional publications, as well as blog and web content. Copywriting services are also available.
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