First of all, congratulations! You are one step closer to being published. But you’ll want to have your manuscript professionally edited by a professional so that it delights—not distracts—your readers. Professional editing truly elevates your manuscript, as follows:
Book Editing Includes:
- Grammatical errors
- Usage and style
- Subject-verb agreement
- Awkward transitions
I also look at consistency, flow, and pacing, as well as word count, plot gaps, and the overall story arc. You may also need help writing and organizing your front matter and back matter too. I can also help write your author’s bio, back cover, and book synopsis for Amazon or promotional websites.
“I am extremely satisfied with the editing services provided by Melanie. She has a keen eye and worked fast on my memoir. She offered advice not only for my book, but for social media and marketing. She was understanding and patient with my many changes and questions. She spent a great deal of time on my manuscript to ensure it was perfect before it went to publication. Melanie is very supportive and encouraging! She is highly recommended!” ~ Elizabeth Petrucelli, Parker, CO, author of All that is Seen and Unseen
Learn More About the Professional Editing Process
It’s better to avoid the following flaws now, rather than hearing about it later in reviews. I take great care with your manuscript and am a collaborator book editor.
- Check out the book editing page
- Check out my qualifications
- Check out my testimonials
- Read blog posts on the topic
- Editing Your Sci-Fi Novel
- National Book Editing
- Author and Editing Resources
- Five Reasons Why Book Editing Matters
- Texas Manuscript Editing
- Author Editing Services
- Manuscript Editing and Word Count
- Book Editing
- Your Best Friend Should Not Edit Your Book. Or Your Mom. Or Your Kids, Friends, or Coworkers.
Learn More About Book Publishing
Of course, once your book is written and has gone through rounds of professional editing. Your options are traditional brick-and-mortar publishing or self-publishing. Below are links that can help you decide which publishing path to follow.
- Check out the book publishing page.
- Check out a blog post on the self-publishing topic.
I look forward to consulting with you and learning more about your project or manuscript. Please contact me to get started!