Full comprehensive edit (fiction):
A full, comprehensive edit is designed for fiction. It includes developmental editing (feedback on story structure, characters, plot, world building, dialogue and so on) provided in the form of a report. Once this has been approved and any changes made by the author, I’ll then provide copy editing and a proofread (using Track Changes), details of which are outlined below.
Developmental edit (fiction):
I will read and assess your short story or novel, providing feedback and critique in the form of an author report. This report focuses on storytelling and will include feedback on things like character development, plot/structure, world building, dialogue, pacing, and so on. You’ll receive plenty of advice on how to implement the suggested changes in order to strengthen your work.
Proofreading involves checking for errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, formatting, and style, as well as ensuring the overall accuracy and presentation of the text. This includes things like tense, logic, repetition, and so on. Proofreading does not involve rewriting or restructuring and is suitable for work that is ready for publication but needs double checking and tidying up.
Copy editing involves combing through written work and making line by line changes. It’s suitable for raw work that needs fine tuning prior to publication. It includes many of the same tasks as proofreading but is more in-depth. For example, it involves looking at the consistency and accuracy of information, logic, language, paragraph length, sentence length, and so on. Copy editing ensures that there are no errors or discrepancies that will come across as illogical to a reader. When I provide a copy edit, I use Track Changes and Word’s commenting function for additional queries.
To request my general fees in the form of a PDF document, to receive a quote, or to discuss a potential project with me, simply fill out my contact form or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!