Who is this service for?
Authors who are happy with the structure of their text, but want to ensure that the language is clear, correct and appropriate for their audience. It should take place before your final proofreading, while there is still scope to make substantive changes.
A detailed line-by-line edit with the aim of ensuring that your text is easy to follow, accurate, appropriate for your audience and as error-free as possible. It involves checking the following:
- Spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes
- Consistency (e.g. of spelling, hyphen use)
- Tone and appropriateness for your target audience
- Sentence and paragraph structure
- Repetition that could be avoided
- Awkward phrasing that could be improved
- Gaps in information
- Basic fact-checking
A style sheet detailing style decisions on punctuation, hyphenation, capitalisation, spelling choices, etc. , and information about the dictionary and style guide followed. The style sheet helps ensure that your work is consistent, as well as correct.
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Hiring Kate as an editor was the best thing I could have done for my manuscript. She had an amazing attention to detail and understanding of the story. Furthermore, her comments explained why she suggested the changes she did and should help my writing process with future projects.JQ REED, AUTHOR OF ‘THE MARVELOUS GRACE OF THE WICKED AND BEAUTIFUL’