The Pre-Publishing and Manuscript Editing Services

Why does a manuscript need to be proofread?

If you have reached the point where you need your manuscript proofread, the chances are, you have already had several edits to perfect what you have written.

Proofreading is the final stage where any errors and layout problems are corrected so that the book is ready for publication. Since editors (and not algorithms) are applying their expertise, it’s unusual for a book to get to the pre-publication stage without a few errors still remaining.

During the previous rounds of editing, new errors might have been introduced. After all, editors are only human! The design process can cause issues too. Some elements of the book (a heading, a paragraph, a footnote) might be formatted inconsistently and incorrectly. These can include indents, line spaces, end-of-line word breaks, page-number chronology, running heads and alignment. Proofreading is the final phase of editing before the book is given the green light for publication.

My Pre-Publication Proofread will ensure your manuscript is transformed into a professional book that has quality-control guaranteed publishing viability.

The price is determined by the word count, and the editorial format used is Microsoft Word Tracking.

The standard book editing price is £12.50 per 1000 words.

The Pre-Publication Proofread Edit

The Pre-Publication Proofread includes:
• A line – by – line structural assessment
• Correction of grammar and punctuation
• An analysis of consistency of character
• An assessment of consistency of plot
• Chapter Sequencing<
• Line Spaces
• Indents
• Page-number
• Chronology
• Running Heads
• Alignment

Client Comments

Her input included single line edits, helping me to a better understanding of my characters, highlighting inconsistencies in character and plot, and pointing out phrases which just sounded clunky or plain wrong! She seemed to really understand what I was aiming at with my story, and helped to pull out the drama and emotions. She did not hand me the answers to problems, but expected me to find them within me, and within the story itself. This was very empowering.

All of these things have helped me to write a much better book and made me more aware as a writer.

But aside from Shelley’s keen eye and literary know how, it was lovely working with her because she really seemed to understand the emotional side of being a writer. I appreciated her perspective and looked forward to her constructive, insightful and encouraging feedback. I always had the feeling that she cared, and that I mattered, and that made me feel good about my writing.

I would wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone who has a desire to improve.”

Wendy Storer. Bring Me Sunshine

Bring Me Sunshine Edited Manuscript

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