Finalize your manuscript with book editing services, before you self-publish
There is no doubt, experienced writers understand editing and yes even great writers need editors. Editing ensures that your self-published book meets professional standards. 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.
Having your book 'look' self-published is bad.
Yet, having your book 'sound' self-published is worse!
A fascinating story or non-fiction piece can effectively transform into a perfect work of art. An editor can transform your manuscript into a solid piece of composing. In this manner supporting you and fortifying your author profile.
Above all you need to understand it is the author/publisher’s role to make sure the finished book is, in essence, the best it can be.
You don't have to edit your own work
You don’t have to take on editing if you plan to self-publish. If you partner with Pickawoowoo, you get a professional book editor to work on your manuscripts. We undertake editing based on your need, you can have one service or all of them, the choice is yours (this is usually budget driven but regardless you should have at least one round of editing by a professional).
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.
Copy editing. checks your writing to see if its grammar and style are consistent.
Copy and content editing. edits a manuscript to ensure accuracy and clarity, and that it’s plagiarism-free.
Proofreader. goes line byline looking for typos and other errors.
Full transparency of our editing services are provided. This is important to the self-published author. As a quick guide on pricing - the average cost of book editing for a 50,000-word manuscript ranges from $750 - $1250+. The price varies depending on whether you need a proof, copy or copy and content edit.
Pickawoowoo's editor will mark up your manuscript. We use the 'track changes' feature found in Microsoft Word. You manage and review the changes made and confirm or adjust any additions, deletions or queries that your editor has recommended.
We supply you with:
Edited version of your manuscript (word doc)
Notes from the editor (word doc)
Editing Tracking – how to review the changes (PDF)
Show or hide formatting – this should be turned on when going through your editing (PDF)
As a guide - here are the main issues to consider when choosing an editing service:
5 factors to consider
A closing note
An editor should always accommodate an author and not the other way around. You may have spent months or years writing your book, and therefore it’s imperative you still maintain your authors voice and some control during the editorial process – after all, they work for you.
Call us directly on 1300 88 5858 or place an enquiry to find out more about our editing service.