Full Edit of Manuscript

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This edit is charged by the word. Please email me to learn the rate. 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 email me PRIOR to booking to confirm a start and end date for your project, especially if you have a deadline you're aiming to hit. 

 

What does a line edit include?

  • Overall flow of story
  • Story pacing
  • Showing versus telling
  • Word repetition
  • Consistency of spelling, hyphenation, numbers, names, and facts.
  • Awkward word choice and/or sentence structure
  • Improving sentence structure
  • Any incorrect dialogue tags/punctuation 
  • Point of view inconsistencies
  • Irrelevant language
  • Repetition of plot points
  • Punctuation
  • Obvious errors, such as missing words, double words, and spelling mistakes

 

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

  • 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

Neither 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 proofreading. (Please note my advice given within the editing landing page.)