If You Think It's Good, It Can Be Even Better…
You don't know what you don't know. After writing your first draft, it's hard to get a new perspective on your content without the context of what you've already written influencing your mind. It's easy to pass over common mistakes and have our brain “fill in the gaps”, so we completely miss obvious errors…
That's why it's really important to have someone other than yourself proofread and edit your book. The important thing to understand is that editing actually is a multi-layered process that requires several passes, each one focusing on a specific aspect of the content. The three layers are as follows:
This is a detailed and in-depth review of the content in terms of the flow, ideas, and structure. We will give guidance and recommendations on this in the form of detailed manuscript comments and an overview document with the main takeaways.
At this layer we improve the wording of the existing content so it reads better and is more concise overall. Sometimes you can say the same things with less words or have the sentences or paragraphs flow better by adjusting a few things in the text.
Proofreading & Grammar
Finally, this is where we make sure there are no errors in terms of grammar, punctuation, formatting, or consistency throughout the book. This is the final polish that will make your book even more professional.
What's the Investment?
£167 (or $237) per 10,000 words for Content/Structure Editing
£167 (or $237) per 10,000 words for Copyediting
£167 (or $237) per 10,000 words for Proofreading & Grammar
Or if bundled together:
£300 (or $420) per 10,000 words for all three layers.