Development editing is a service that applies expert knowledge of writing and literature that is done before copy-editing. It ensures that the book has a logical order even when it’s non-linear or intentionally unconventional. We review and comment on a manuscript in order to suggest improvements and find missed opportunities. Development editing, ensures that there is clarity; this means that the book actually says what it is supposed to say. Another task is to make sure that the plot is actually there and executed brilliantly. We also coach writers to make sure they exceed their previous efforts and maximize their evolution as artists.
With this important service you will be able to have your manuscript examined by a literary critic before it hits layout. As your editor, We provide insights on footnotes in the literary tradition that you can seize to make your story more interesting and richer. Find out about the plot structure you have applied, its history and the strategic options it presents to your project. Read about the mythological archetypes that your characters represent and how to get the most from them for your original work. From a linguistics perspective, We analiyze paragraph flow, internal rhyme schemes, tone and other phonetic and semiotic aspects through a structural and deconstrutive perspective. In addition, other critical insights unique to your project will be explored with the goal of helping you improve your text.
In this service it is vital to dedicate a considerable amount of time and it may be necessary to include video meetings with a client, or to revise together. It is vital for me to pay close attention to the direction your editorial process needs for your manuscript. After insights, authors, in turn, are encouraged to go those extra miles, to grow in their craft. Development editing service, is most likely the first of many takes on your work from readers. The most critical moment to test this, before it reaches general readership, is prior to layout. It is important to choose a development editing service that can deliver quality feedback to your project.[/tab][tab title=”Copy Editing & Proofreading”]
With this copyediting service your manuscript will be revised on the computer screen, on paper and on eReaders to ensure that no misspelled words have been skipped. In addition to spelling and grammar this service also includes flow and sentence structures. A fresh pair of professional eyes thoroughly examines every sentence, letter by letter with laser attention and specialized training in techniques to catch common misspellings that are known to skip the human eye, for example when a writer accidentally types “the the” an untrained reader would just react as if they saw the same exact word they saw in their last glance and think that they had not gone on to the next word. This rationale is subconscious and done in fractions of a second.
Once your layout is ready this service allows for final reviews that detect anything that might have been missed before, or that changed during the text layout, this second occurrence tends to be more frequent. The book layout is printed out and revised thoroughly with time and patience. This last revision, like the two previous ones, will only be considered to be finalized once there is author approval. Proofreading approval is the last chance an author has to change anything with a conventional print edition before publishing, but not for POD or eBook editions.
This service includes a grayscale and a full-color version of the final product to ensure full eReader compatibility. Making sure that book covers meet specified POD and/or eBook provider requirements is also included in this service. Book Cover Art services can be designed in any specified style that the author requires and always use top-quality high-resolution images or original vectors. Covers are tested in several eReader platforms and devices, and printed for revision to ensure color accuracy and author satisfaction.
It might be valid to think, that when an author is incapable of showing good aesthetic taste, in selecting the visual image that represents their book; they are most likely to be unpleasing in the poetics applied to weaving the linguistics structures of their sentences, paragraphs and pages, as well as other aspects of their literary work of art like deep character development, story and cultural references. A good cover will clearly convey genre expectations and appeal to deep subconscious semiosis and that, clearly equals sales.
Printing on Demand (POD) is per excellence the most viable option for the indie author; it saves money, minimizes risk, satisfies readers who refuse to use devices and can still save more trees than traditional print publishing. There are many online venues for on-demand book printing. My professional layouts are appropriate for all kinds of print and fulfill all technical specification required by any POD provider.
eBooks are aesthetic artifacts. This service includes any form of page design. Layout is done on professional software and formatted to ePub (Barnes & Noble, itunes and Google) and mobi (kindle). We ensure that layout also looks optimum on grayscale as well as in full-color devices. Proofreading on different apps also allows us to verify that the writing is cleanly formatted and that the reader will always have the right experience with their download.