EDITING & APPRAISALS

 

editing and appraisal

For the most part, the next step to distributing an amazing book is to edit your original copy. There is no doubt, experienced writers understand editing.  They do so before distributing their work. It isn’t enough to have your family proofread it (unless qualified, of course). With this in mind no-one considers you or your book important if there are mistakes throughout its pages.  
Pickawoowoo holds the issue of author confidentiality seriously.  We will never share your work with a third party.  Moreover, we are happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement for extra peace of mind, if that is what you wish.
A fascinating story can effectively transform into a perfect work of art. An expert proofreader can transform your manuscript into a solid piece of composing. In this manner supporting you and fortifying your author profile.

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editing and appraisal

Additionally, books published by trade publishers have undergone three levels of edits.  Above all, it is the publisher’s job to make sure the finished book is, in essence, the best it can be.
 
Therefore, authors receive up to 3 quotes on the original copy. In addition, our proofreader/editor will alter some pages to prove their editing style. Our editors’ certify the author’s voice isn’t quenched in the changing strategy. In other words, none of our editors change the author’s voice.  All in all, we want to work with authors so they can produce the best manuscript possible.
 

Editing Agreement

Written agreements are standard business practice.
Besides the editorial context, they serve to prevent misunderstandings or unfairness.  First of all, ensuring the editor and the author clarify any assumptions. Acknowledging all fees/expenses, deadlines and conditions before work begins. When authors ask our editors to edit their project, they enter a legal relationship. 
It is in both parties’ interest to specify the terms of that relationship in writing. We have provided you with our standard freelance editorial agreement. You can see all conditions so, no surprises.  Schedule A defines editorial activities before work is undertaken.
In turn, we believe, the more you know upfront, the better.

 

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Copy Editing – Standard

Restating the obvious –  if you want to publish a high-quality Book /EBook, you MUST edit your manuscript.

There is no doubt, investing in an editor is the best way to improve your Book / EBook.  Our proof, copy and content editors are here to help.  Once track changes are complete, you will receive a clean copy for the designers.

 

Copy and Content Editing (Structural)

Accordingly, here are the features of the Standard copy edit plus:
  • Highlight sentences to be reworked. Word track gives you the opportunity to agree or disagree.  Improve word choice, transitions or fluency.  Cut excess words, confusing statements, generalisations or mixed metaphors.  Material marked if considered offensive, libelous, sexist, partial, indecent or dated.
  • Review plot / character elements for consistency in fiction / non-fiction works. Where necessary query the author with text/sentence suggestions and improvements.
  • Technical, medical, science or math editorial conventions followed as per client guidelines.
  •  Fact check if necessary.
  •  Create a ‘Table of Contents’ if requested.
  • As a rule, if you want to publish a high-quality Book /EBook, you MUST edit your manuscript. Certainly, investing in an editor is the best way to improve your Book / EBook.  Consequently, our proof, copy and content editors are here to help.  Additionally, once track changes are complete, you will receive a clean copy for the designers.

Other Editing Services provided:

  • Developmental and Project Editing.
  • Fact Checking, Citation Checking, Reference Checking.
  • Formatting (Desktop Publishing).
  • Indexing Services
  • Mark-Up, Electronic Coding, Tagging.
  • Permissions.
  • Picture Research.
  • Production Co-ordination.
  • Proofreading.
  • Rewriting.
  • Stylistic Editing.

Your editor will mark up your manuscript.   They use the Track Changes feature found in Microsoft Word. Wherefore you manage and review the changes made. Furthermore, keep your ‘authors voice’.  Confirm or adjust any additions, deletions or queries that your editor has recommended. This ensures your manuscript is ready for publication.

 

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