You've done the hard part. You've completed that manuscript that was begging
to be written. Congratulations! You've accomplished something that few
aspiring writers ever do. Now that you've finished, you must start the
revision process. Are you ready to take an honest look at your work? Can
you make the hard decisions? How do you remain objective? Can you count
on loved ones or friends to give you unbiased opinions? Revising your
work can be a challenging, often painful process. Working with a professional
editor can help you through the next step of your journey.
October, we believe the saying, "The best editors are never seen." Our
editors are passionate about helping writers be the best that they can
be. We want to work with you to help you tap into your manuscript's potential-not
alter your words or inject our own personal style. We provide a range
of editorial services designed to give you (and your manuscript) the personal
attention they deserve. We provide professional, objective guidance that
will help you make the most of your words.
Basic Manuscript Critique
editor will perform one reading of your manuscript and make general suggestions
as to organization, structure, plot and character development, and potential
audience. You will receive a report highlighting any trouble spots in
your manuscript-as well as its strengths.
This service is for those of you who are ready to experience the entire
editorial process. In addition to reading and assessing your manuscript,
your editor will go through your book line by line and mark any grammatical
problems, errors, and typos. You will receive detailed suggestions and
editorial comments that will help you strengthen your manuscript. Your
editor will consider the manuscript in its entirety, do several read-throughs,
and work with you to attain a highly polished final draft. Copyediting
for sentence structure, style, and usage is included in this service.
We guarantee you'll love what you've created.
If you're looking for someone to clean up inconsistencies with spelling
or usage, dialect, or punctuation, let our editorial staff do the work
for you. We will mark, and even enter onto your floppy disk, any necessary
If you've already had your book edited and designed, our editors will
go through your designer page proofs or printer proofs with a fresh set
of eyes. We'll check for errors or inconsistencies in the text as well
as chapter titles, indexes, tables of content, and notes. We'll make sure
your book meets accepted book industry standards.
Wouldn't you love to pick an editor's brain? To find out what kinds of
things can help your manuscript stand out in the submission pile? Our
editorial consultations are designed to help you sort through some of
the basics of manuscript submission. We'll get to know you and your manuscript,
and provide general guidance to help you sort out some of those questions
you've always wanted to ask. You will receive a questionnaire prior to
your consultation to help pinpoint your major areas of concern.