Full Edit of Manuscript

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Full manuscript edits are charged by the word based on the type of edit you select. Please email me to learn the rates. Nicolinenovels@gmail.com

 *This booking is listed at $0 because the cost will be determined during our email exchange. Feel free to book this via my website at $0 to reserve a spot on my editing calendar. Please note: While I work in a timely fashion, I cannot promise start or finish dates until we converse via email.

 

There are 3 editing options:

1. Copy Edit

2. Line Edit

3. Developmental Edit

 

What does a copy edit include?

  • Word choice
  • Word repetition
  • Correcting any incorrect dialogue tags/punctuation 
  • Identifying areas for sentence structure improvement
  • Correcting obvious errors, such as missing words, double words, and spelling mistakes
  • General assessment of characters and plot line in a final write-up

 

What does a line edit include? All of the above PLUS:

  • Overall flow of story
  • Story pacing
  • Showing versus telling
  • Consistency of spelling, hyphenation, numbers, names, and facts.
  • Identifying & suggesting improvements for awkward word choice and/or sentence structure
  • Point of view inconsistencies
  • Irrelevant language
  • Repetition of plot points
  • General assessment of characters and plot line with suggestions for improvements (as needed) in a final write-up

 

What does a developmental edit include? All of the above PLUS:

  • Notes throughout the manuscript assessing and offering feedback/suggestions regarding characters and plot line. (As needed)
  • Further development of the plot
  • Locating and resolving plot holes
  • Context consistency 
  • Plot continuity
  • Ensuring each chapter drives the story forward
  • Consistency regarding character behavior, development, & purpose
  • Building characterization
  • Narrative tone and style
  • Overall structure, including chapter placement and/or reorganization
  • Assistance with world-building 
  • Building a more descriptive setting
  • Maximizing dramatic tension and conflict

 

Please note: all edits include a second pass if requested, as long as track changes are left on. The second pass will only address new revisions.

 

None of these edits include proofreading, although I will note and correct every error that I see. I will likely catch most of them, but I do advise contracting a second set of eyes for a thorough proofread. (Please note my advice given within the editing landing page.)