The Mini-Comprehensive Edit

Why choose The Mini-Comprehensive Edit?

The Mini-Comprehensive Edit

Have a smaller novel in need of proofreading? The Mini- Comprehensive Edit offers everything that the Comprehensive Edit does but on a set word count and budget. This proofreading and editing service will review any manuscript between 10,000 and 30,000 words.

What's involved?

During the Mini-Comprehensive Edit, I will assess the overall plot line and premise of your novel. This will also include a review of how characters are constructed, dialogue fluidity, and chapter sequencing.

The Mini-Comprehensive Edit will also review grammar, punctuation, and word repetition alongside highlighting any cliches or stereotypes. During the review, I will help to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses as a writer, helping to transform your prose and skills.

As an experienced developmental editor, my mission is to help you avoid the literary slush pile and boost your chances of being signed by an agent. This bespoke proofing service is designed to provide you with crucial feedback at the most affordable price.

Looking for a developmental editor?

The Mini-Comprehensive Edit is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to transform your writing and take it to the next level.

The price of this service is dependent on the word count. The editorial format used is Microsoft Word Tracking. Want to find out more about my proofreading and editing services? Get in touch today!

This service is designed for short novels or the opening 10,000 to 30,000 words of a manuscript. The standard industry price is £13.50 per 1000 words, depending on the amount of work and time required

The Mini-Comprehensive

This service includes an assessment of:

- The wording and phrasing in relation to the narrative voice, POV, age and gender of the main protagonist and other characters.
- Dialogue authenticity: style, flow and tagging.
- Chapter sequencing: pace and flow.
- Word repetition.
- Possible cliches and metaphor construction.
- Character consistency.
- Told Versus shown.
- Structure.
Spelling, grammar, punctuation and syntax.

Client Comments

I was referred to Shelley by a literary agent who felt that my book needed further editing. I’d used literary agencies in the past, with mixed experiences, but Shelley seemed to offer something different – a truly personal service, rather than a fairly anonymous book report with little back-up. Not to mention an expertise in children’s and YA literature that is second to none.

Shelley was amazingly prompt. Within a week of sending off my manuscript, she returned a comprehensive set of notes, with both an overview of the book, its strengths and weaknesses, as well as suggestions for improvement. In addition, her line-by-line analysis of my prose helped me to identify habits and quirks I needed to attend to, as well as drawing attention to where I could further strengthen the narrative and characterization.

But above and beyond her skills as an editor and YA lit doctor, Shelley offered a level of emotional support that proved invaluable. At a point when I was ready to abandon my book completely, unable to see a way forward, Shelley’s resolute ‘kick up the backside’ was just what I needed. Her faith in the book motivated me to move past the obstacles I’d set up in my head and forge ahead. The revision did not actually prove as difficult as I feared, and undoubtedly made the book a lot stronger – when I resubmitted it to agents, I was lucky enough to gain considerable interest.

Emma Haughton, Published Novelist, Now you See Me

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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.