The Comprehensive Editing
Why choose The Comprehensive Edit?
The Comprehensive Edit
The Comprehensive Edit does exactly as the name suggests. This service will see me conduct an in-depth review of your entire manuscript, assessing every aspect of your writing. This includes everything from the sentences and structure to the style and tone of your novel.
As an experienced developmental editor, I will also provide you with essential feedback on plot and characterisation. I can also help create a clear narrative and point of view, as well as assess past and present tense alongside the commercial viability of your novel.
What do my years of editorial experience guarantee?
Of course, one of the most important aspects is your target audience. That is why throughout my proofreading and editing services, I will always ensure your manuscript is tailored to them. I have years of experience in editing novels and know what the standards and expectations of publishers are.
I will examine the overall structure, pace, plot, and voice of your manuscript. I can also help to analyse the construction of each main character, ensuring the reader can clearly bring them to life in their mind.
I guarantee honest and professional feedback, so it is important that authors are open to constructive criticism. I will work closely with you, revising your manuscript as required until it is perfected and ready for publication.
Looking for proofreading and editing services?
This comprehensive proofreading and editing service is an in-depth, line-by-line edit of your entire manuscript.
The cost is £13.50 per 1000 words, depending on the amount of time and work your manuscript requires
The Comprehensive Edit
This service will aim to highlight:
- Wording and phrasing in relation to the narrative voice, point of view, age and gender of the main protagonist and other characters, alongside the basic premise and plot.
- Dialogue authenticity: style, flow and tagging.
- Chapter sequencing, pace and flow.
- Word repetition.
- Cliches and metaphor construction.
- Character consistency.
-Told versus shown.
- Narrative structure.
- Spelling, grammar, punctuation and syntax.
This service also includes the opportunity to receive a detailed critical overview report which has proved to be invaluable for budding authors of all levels.
Shelley is a tremendously gifted editor. We first met at the Eve White Literary Agency and together worked on my YA novel Lovely me, Lovely You. It was runner-up in the 2011 Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction competition.
My second book, Adult psychological thriller Losing Juliet, was published in November 2016 by HarperCollins. I know for certain that I would never have got this deal if Shelley had not been involved in the editing. Her input was invaluable.
Working with her is a joy as she is able to read the author as well as the manuscript. She has a light but thorough touch which helps bring about significant improvement with each draft. (Yes there will be more than one!)
Through her influential PR skills and many connections, Shelley has also supported me in promoting Losing Juliet via social media. For example, she helped set up an interview with Liz Green on BBC Radio Leeds.
Her goal is to make you into the best writer you can be. She's lovely, but don't expect her to go easy on you!
June Taylor, Published Novelist, Losing Juliet
Want to start discussing your manuscript?
Have a manuscript you need support on? My goal is to help you transform your writing and achieve success. So, if you are looking for professional proofreading and editing services, get in touch today to start discussing your project.