Editing

Copyediting

old-penThis line-by-line edit includes punctuation; grammar; formatting; typographical errors; inconsistencies in point of view and tense; redundancies; sentence clarity; and flagging names, titles, and quotes to check for accuracy.

Proofreading

The most basic type of editing and the final edit before printing includes basic corrections of punctuation, usage, spelling, grammar, formatting, and spacing.

Additional Editing

Editing of query letters, nonfiction and fiction proposals, website text, marketing materials, forms, and other writing projects is also available.

Substantive Editing, Nonfiction

In addition to light copyediting, this also examines the organization and presentation of content, including clarity, persuasiveness, effective use of information, unique angle, author tone/voice, and maintaining the focus throughout. Level of rewriting is based on manuscript needs and author’s preference, based on the sample edit. Recommended as a two-part edit. Does not include detailed proofreading.

Formatting

Formatting is available for e-books, self-published books for local printing or uploading, and other projects, based on client's needs.

Consulting

Mentoring, critiquing, verifying quotations, and other services are available, per client request.

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The first step to polishing your manuscript is the pre-edit questionnaire. 

Contact Jenne to get started or for more information, including pricing, an initial consultation, sample edits, and more.