My Book Overhaul service is designed to prepare your manuscript for self‑publishing. (Click each feature below to reveal specific details.)

I will go through your manuscript from beginning to end and make copyediting and line editing corrections. For anything that needs clarification, I will insert a comment or question in the document or in a separate notes file.

Copyediting: spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, pronouns, spacing, verb-tense and basic formatting consistency.
Line editing: eliminating redundancy and extraneous words and phrases, adjusting sentence and paragraph structure, rewriting run-on sentences, replacing overused words with synonyms, and substituting stronger alternatives for weak words, phrases, and sentences while keeping original tone; related topic and term research, fact-checking

Nonfiction books: Feedback about any issues related to tone, audience, details, logical order, clarity, consistency, structure, transitions and overall impression.
Fiction books: Feedback about any issues related to characterization, plot, pacing, setting, dialogue, transitions, craft, and overall impression.

Front and back matter: Title page, copyright page, dedication, epigraph, table of contents, foreword, preface, acknowledgements, introduction, prologue, epilogue, about the author page, references, appendix, index.

I will provide ideas for additional content and targeted feedback, and note any image or quotation concerns. If any relevant front or back matter is missing, I will list which pages should be added. For nonfiction titles, I will make suggestions about reorganization or subheadings when necessary.

Either eBook formatting or paperback formatting (your preference) is included with the Book Overhaul. Editing of cover text and marketing copy is included for each respective format (eBook: cover text; paperback: front, back, spine text).   

eBook formatting: indents, spacing, paragraphs, alignment, bulleted lists, hyperlinks, styles, sections; resizing for first 6 interior images

Paperback formatting: headers, footers, margins, page numbers, sections, styles; grayscale and dpi conversion for first 6 interior images

NOTE: All editing and revisions must be completed/approved prior to paperback formatting. If you plan on publishing your book in BOTH formats, charges for the additional service will be noted on the invoice.

Individual elements of the Book Overhaul cannot be purchased separately. I do not offer ghostwriting, cover design, marketing, or publication services.

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