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. I will provide ideas for additional content and targeted feedback,
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
and note any image or quotation concerns. If any relevant front or back matter is missing, I will list which pages should be added.
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.
For nonfiction titles, I will make suggestions about reorganization or subheadings when necessary. Ebook formatting and editing of eBook cover text and marketing copy is also included in your Book Overhaul.
Title page, copyright page, dedication, epigraph, table of contents, foreword, preface, acknowledgements, introduction, prologue, epilogue, about the author page, references, appendix, index.
Individual elements of the Book Overhaul cannot be purchased separately. I do not offer ghostwriting, cover design, marketing or publication services.
eBook formatting: indents, spacing, paragraphs, alignment, bulleted lists, hyperlinks, styles, sections; resizing for first 6 interior images
If you plan to publish your manuscript in paperback, I offer paperback formatting to my clients as a separate service after manuscript editing and revisions are complete.
Editing of paperback cover text (front, back, spine) and marketing copy is included with paperback formatting.
Paperback formatting: headers, footers, margins, page numbers, sections, styles; grayscale and dpi conversion for first 6 interior images
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