What is Editing?

Editing is the process of reviewing, revising, and refining a written work before it is published. The goal of editing is to ensure that the work is clear, concise, and free of errors. Editing ensures that the work meets the required standards for publication, and communicates the writer’s intended voice and message in a way that is engaging and easy to understand.

Proofreading is the process of reviewing written work to detect and correct errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting. The goal of proofreading is to ensure that the document is error-free and meets the required standards for publication.

Copyediting is the process of reviewing written work for clarity, accuracy, and consistency. This includes correcting errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling, as well as improving sentence structure, word choice, and overall flow. The goal of copyediting is to enhance the readability and effectiveness of the written content.

Developmental editing is a comprehensive process of reviewing written work with a focus on improving its structure, content, and overall effectiveness. This includes assessing the work’s organization, tone, style, and message to help the writer develop their ideas in a clear, concise, and engaging manner. The goal of developmental editing is to enhance the work’s quality and ensure its relevance to the intended audience.

How can I help you?

I help writers by providing personalized guidance, feedback, and support tailored to their specific needs and goals. This includes assessing the work’s structure, organization, tone, and content to ensure that it meets the intended goals and audience. I can also help the writer refine their message, improve their writing skills, and ensure that their work meets the required standards for publication.

What can you expect in the editing process?

My preferred approach is to work collaboratively with the writer to achieve the best possible results. Rather than simply making changes to the manuscript, I prioritize frequent and clear communication throughout the editing process. This allows for a shared understanding of the project goals, scope, and expectations. By working closely with the writer, I can provide guidance and feedback to ensure that the final product reflects their vision while meeting the necessary quality standards. This collaborative approach not only produces better results but also fosters a positive working relationship between the editor and writer.

What is Beta Reading?

Beta reading is a process where a manuscript is reviewed to provide feedback and suggestions to the writer. The focus is to provide honest feedback on areas such as plot, characterization, pacing, and overall appeal. Unlike editing, beta reading does not involve correcting grammar, spelling, or other technical errors. Instead, the focus is on the overall reader experience and providing opinions and insights on how the manuscript can be improved. Beta reading can be a valuable tool for writers seeking to refine their work before publication.

How can I help you?

My services offer a comprehensive review of the manuscript, focusing on various aspects such as character development, plot structure, pacing, dialogue, and overall readability. I provide detailed and honest feedback on these elements, as well as identify any other areas that may need attention. By doing so, I aim to help the writer strengthen their story and enhance its impact, ensuring that it reaches its full potential before publication. With my constructive feedback, the writer can refine their work, resolve any inconsistencies or plot holes, and improve the overall quality of their manuscript.

What do you need to start the editing/beta reading process?

To facilitate a smooth editing or beta reading process, it is recommended to have a manuscript and synopsis prepared in the proper format. The manuscript should be formatted in a consistent manner throughout, using a standard font such as Times New Roman with a font size of 12pt. The synopsis, which is a brief summary of the story, should include all relevant information about the plot, characters, and setting, and be limited to less than 2000 words. It is essential to provide as much detail as possible in the synopsis to give an accurate overview of the entire story.

Focus Areas Proofreading Copy Editing Developmental Editing Beta Reading
Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation Y Y Y  
Consistency Y Y Y  
Style Y Y Y  
Accuracy Y Y Y  
References and Citations Y Y Y  
Formatting Y Y Y  
Logic, Clarity, and Flow   Y Y  
Consistency in Tone   Y Y  
Word Choice   Y Y  
Word Reduction, If Necessary   Y Y  
Fact Check     Y  
Character Development     Y Y
Plot Development     Y Y
Pacing     Y Y
Organisation, Structure, and Support of Statements     Y Y
Sensitivity Reading     Y Y
Constructive Feedback and Suggestions     Y Y
Sensitivity Reading     Y  
No. of revisions 1 2 4 -
For 10,000 words, cost (INR) ₹2,500 onwards ₹4,000 onwards ₹6,500 onwards ₹1,000 onwards
For 10,000 words, cost (USD) $40 onwards $65 onwards $100 onwards $20 onwards

The packages are not exclusive and can be customized to suit the writer’s needs.

Book Reviews

I offer book review service to help you promote your book. I provide reviews on various platforms, including Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook, and my website. These platforms provide a wide range of audiences, and reviews can be instrumental in building your book’s reputation and sales.

Additionally, I will also post two of the best quotes from your book on Instagram and Pinterest. This will help to generate interest and showcase your writing style to potential readers, ultimately leading to increased exposure and sales.

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