Our professional and experienced editors offer three types of increasing detailed editing services for your customized manuscript preparation project: 1) proofreading only, 2) line editing, or 3) substantive editing. To help you determine what type of editing your manuscript needs, consider the following possible situations:
Has your manuscript been rejected before for substantive reasons?
If your desk drawers are full of rejection letters from agents with comments such as “underdeveloped plot”, “poorly developed characters”, etc., then you might want to consider substantive editing. The editor can help with your manuscript as a whole and make the necessary adjustments.
Do you need an “eagle eye” to check your spelling and grammar?
If you are able to craft wonderful plots and characters, but your grammar needs a bit of work, consider requesting proofreading only. This will leave the syntax of your story as it is, but will correct any and all the grammatical and spelling errors.
Does your dialogue sound stilted and forced?
One of the major points that line editing focuses on is dialogue. The editor will tug your characters’ words until they sound natural. If dialogue is your only issue, line editing will probably be your best bet.
Before your manuscript is ready to be shipped off to an editor, it is best to have an idea for the type of editing required. Your editor might suggest that your manuscript needs substantive editing, but you are always free to request only the option you desire.
When you are ready to invest in the services of a professional editor, contact us here at Detroit Ink Publishing! We are ready to work with you!