Whenever a manuscript comes to us for editing we assess the level of editing required, unless specified by the author.There are basically three types of editing that we do:
1. Proof Reading/ Word Level Edit-This address typos, repeated words, spelling, punctuation and formatting issues.
3. Substantiative Editing/Developmental or Structural Editing- Involves an assessment of the structure of the book to see how everything hangs together. The editor identifies problem areas- authenticity issues, digression from the main narrative, gaps in character or plot development, issues/inconsistencies in the narrative voice and missing context (factual or emotional). Wherever possible, we make recommendations on how these problem areas can be fixed/improved/ worked around so that the core of the story is not clouded by them.