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Comprehensive editing is useful to authors who need more in-depth help in developing their story. In addition to reviewing the manuscript for everything covered under a basic edit; sentence structure, as well as the overall structure, narrative, word choice, style, voice, rhythm and timing, and basic story arc are reviewed.
This editing process includes two rounds. In the first editing round, developmental feedback will be offered to improve various parts of the manuscript. In the case of non-fiction, how well you adhere structurally to your thesis, and its overall clarity and developmental arc. In the case of fiction, plot development, characterization, story arc, clarity, and dialogue are reviewed. Text which is repetitious, erroneous, or extraneous will be highlighted for deletion.
After the first editing session is reviewed by you, a 30 minute telephone consultation will be included to answer questions, either before the author writes the second draft, or afterward.
When the author completes the second draft and sends it in for review, I will edit it for the final time, but only for typographical errors and other inconsistencies in the revised manuscript. Any errors or changes incorporated into the manuscript after the editor’s original revisions have been accepted will remain in the final manuscript.
Comprehensive editing includes:
- All of the editing under basic editing, plus the following developmental feedback offered on a suggestion basis for improving the manuscript:
- Sentence structure
- Checking for consistent style and format
- Choice of words, including spelling, repetitious words, and misused words
- Clarity and sense
- Rhythm and timing
- Plot development
- Overall story arc
Comprehensive editing does NOT include:
- Fact checking
- Obtaining permission from third parties for use of their copyrighted materials
- Further editing of any author revisions after second edit.
Fees are based on the number of words in a manuscript and are determined on a project by project basis. (Based on industry standard of 250 words/pg) 2-5 ms pgs/hr @ $50/hr; or 5 cents per word
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