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Editorial Report

WHAT IS IT? An editorial report is the first step in the editing process. It is the chance to start putting some real shape and vision onto the rough draft you have worked so hard on. My written report (2,500 words minimum) will give feedback on broad-strokes areas such as structure, characterisation, pacing, style, and setting.
CONSIDER AN EDITORIAL REPORT IF . . . 
  • You have a complete manuscript which has gone through a couple of drafts, but nothing extensive.
  • You have sent your manuscript to agents who have said you need to make major changes to the structure, plot, characterisation etc.
  • You have never hired a professional editor and just want to test the waters to see if it will add value to your work.
$8 per 1000 words

Developmental Editing

WHAT IS IT? A developmental edit is a report that takes place on the pages of the actual manuscript. Comments and text additions are used to critique the manuscript, re-shape it, and give advice and instruction to authors regarding their style, plot, characterisation etc.

CONSIDER A DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT IF . . .
  • You want very specific advice that will improve your manuscript and also strengthen your writing for future projects.
  • You’re confident that your manuscript does not need any sweeping structural changes.
$10 per 1000 words
FREE SAMPLE EDIT
Get a free sample edit of the first 800 words of your manuscript. Consider if you’re looking for an editor who will add value to your work but want to make sure we’re a good fit first.

Copy Editing

WHAT IS IT? Copy editing is the sentence-level edit of a manuscript, focussing on grammar, sentence structure, readability, flow, and style. It is a crucial stage of the editing process, which hones in on each individual sentence and perfects the language.

 

CONSIDER A COPY EDIT IF . . .
  • You are happy with the content and structure of the story and want to focus on perfecting the language and style.
  • You want to make your book as clear, compelling, and readable as possible.
$12 per 1000 words
FREE SAMPLE EDIT
Get a free sample edit of the first 800 words of your manuscript. Consider if you’re looking for an editor who will add value to your work but want to make sure we’re a good fit first.

Proofreading

WHAT IS IT? Proofreading is the final stage of the editing process. It catches any remaining errors which have slipped through the net. This includes basic errors in spelling, grammar, capitalisation, and hyphenation.
CONSIDER A PROOFREAD IF . . .
  • Your manuscript is in its final form and almost ready to make its way into the hands of readers.
  • You are confident that your manuscript does not need major stylistic or sentence-level changes.
$6 per 1000 words

Typesetting in Adobe InDesign

Beautiful typesetting and interior book design makes all the difference to the appearance, readability, and value of your work.

Get your manuscript professionally typsetted and designed for print and Kindle. I use Adobe InDesign (the industry-standard software for print) and Kindle Create.

$200 for complete manuscript

  

Typesetting in Adobe InDesign

Beautiful typesetting and interior book design makes all the difference to the appearance, readability, and value of your work.

Get your manuscript professionally typsetted and designed for print and Kindle. I use Adobe InDesign (the industry-standard software for print) and Kindle Create.

$200 for complete manuscript

  

CONTACT

Please get in touch and let me know about your project and what you’d like to get out of our editorial work together. Please look at my privacy policy before sending. For all other inquiries, please email me at hello@oliverwhiskard.com. Thank you very much!

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