Content Editing is designed to catch anything that might give your reader pause, from character and plot development to exposition and sentence structure. This is ideal for authors who are finished with their draft and need a comprehensive review and critique to guide their next revision.
Copy-editing is the final edit before the manuscript is formatted and typeset. This is ideal for authors who have completed revisions and just need to correct grammar and punctuation issues, word usage conflicts, and sentences that are unclear or unfinished.
Proofreading is the final step before your manuscript goes to print. This step is critical to catching any lingering misspellings, typos, formatting errors, and incorrect or missing content in your interior and on your book cover that can degrade the visual presentation and professionalism of your novel.
MJ Pankey is an experienced editor in nearly every genre from fantasy to instructional how-tos. As a fellow author, MJ understands the creative process and appreciates the complexity of author voice, style, and intent, which she carefully considers in each and every suggested edit.
No problem at all! We are skilled in both content editing and copy-editing, so we'll be able to quickly assess your manuscript to determine the service that is most beneficial for you.
Absolutely! We understand that trusting your manuscript to another person can feel daunting, so we want you to feel completely confident in our ability to make your vision shine through for your readers exactly how you want it to. We invite everyone seriously considering our services to send in the first 5000 words of their manuscript for a free, complimentary edit. If you are satisfied with our work, we will proceed with a quote for the full manuscript.
The time it takes to edit your manuscript will vary depending on length and complexity, but most requests are typically delivered within 30 days of contract signing. Before you sign your contract, you will have a clear, agreed to delivery date.