- PROOFREADING - with tracked changes or fully formatted and converted.
An essential spelling, punctuation and indentation polish to finalize your proof for publication; recommended for all authors, in particular those whose grammar is just a little short of perfect.
We offer two options: if you select the cheaper, we will return your .DOC word manuscript to you, amended with "tracked changes" in the Markup pane - you can reject or accept at will (we will instruct you how to do this); the more expensive option will "accept" all our amendments and return completed versions of your book in .RTF, .MOBI and .ePUB formats, ready for display on e-readers - if you are unclear how to convert and format your book, this is a more suitable option for you.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF WE CONSIDER IT MORE SUITABLE WE WILL RECOMMEND A COMPLETE COPY-EDITING SERVICE.
We will happily offer this service for all types of document, including assignments and CVs.
- PAPERBACK/PRINT-READY TYPESETTING.
There is nothing more satisfying than seeing your book professionally laid out, all ready for submission to the printers.
Our paperback formatting service is fully comprehensive - the .PDF we send you will be justified, indented and professionally spaced, with breaks in all the right places, page numbers and headers. Your book will include whatever information you furnish us with, including foreword, legal/ISBN/imprint page, bio and acknowledgement pages, titles and a table of chapter contents where appropriate. We use genre-preferred fonts as standard (e.g. Garamond for horror, Gentium for historical, etc) - if you wish to change this, it is very easy to do once we return your formatted manuscript to you, and we will give you full instructions of what to do next.
FOR OPTIMUM QUALITY, OUR PRINT-READY TYPESETTING CAN ONLY BE OFFERED AS AN ADD-ON TO OUR COPY-EDITING OR ACCEPTED PROOFREADING SERVICE.
- TRANSLATION TO ENGLISH (fully copy-edited!)
Whatever language your manuscript is written in, we can translate it to English whilst proofreading and copy-editing to our usual high-quality. Because of our interactive approach to your work, we will ensure nothing is lost in translation.
TRANSLATION IS ONLY AVAILABLE AS AN ADD-ON TO OUR COMPLETE COPY-EDITING SERVICE.
- E-MAIL CONSULTATION - there is no charge for this service.
Before going ahead and booking editorial work, we will check through your manuscript and advise you which services we propose are required to elevate it to an acceptable standard for publishing. This includes grammatical amendment and formatting recommendations ONLY - we do not offer appraisal feedback about creative merit, or advice regarding submission to publishers and/or literary agents, other than in exceptional cases.
You can rest assured we will never recommend futile or unnecessary work, and will advise you if we think you have much more work to do before using our services.
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- COMPLETE COPY-EDITING (includes E-BOOK CONVERSION as standard!)
We will grammar-edit your work to a very high standard of English, amending spelling, punctuation, paragraph formatting and section breaks (where we deem it appropriate, we may replace entire words or restructure sentences for purposes of valid literacy). This is a fully comprehensive editing service, which includes E-BOOK FORMATTING as standard.
PLEASE NOTE: we will go out of our way to ensure your work is coherent to a very high standard, and will not shy away from using initiative.
- E-BOOK CONVERSION.
RECOMMENDED FOR PROFICIENT AUTHORS AND FINALIZED PROOFS - IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, OUR COPY-EDITING SERVICE MAY BE MORE APPROPRIATE.
If you have never self-published before, you may find the prospect a daunting one; the biggest headache, for some, is formatting issues when converting. There are a few digital book platforms which set the standard of how e-books are published - they are incredibly strict, and will reject your book an infinite number of times, until the formatting is perfect. Our experts will properly format and convert your book to ensure that it is properly, attractively displayed on most e-readers, including the Kindle, and your e-books will be returned to you in .RTF, .MOBI, and .ePUB formats.
Please be aware that this service is carried out as standard when undertaking our COMPLETE COPY-EDITING service; if you purchase it as a stand-alone service, we will only convert your book - we will not copy-edit, proofread or indent the text - and your work will be read exactly as the manuscript you send us. If you think your proof is ready, but would like a second opinion, remember our appraisal service is free.
"I am now at the stage of publishing - I certainly wouldn’t have got this far without your valuable input. Many thanks."
IAIN McEWAN - AUTHOR:
"IF MY DAD COULD SEE ME NOW"
- PROOFREADING (.doc with tracked changes)
- PROOFREADING (accepted and converted to e-book)
- E-BOOK CONVERSION (as stand-alone service)
- COMPLETE COPY-EDITING (e-book formatted as standard)
- COMPLETE COPY-EDITING WITH TRANSLATION TO ENGLISH (e-book formatted as standard)
- PRINT-READY TYPESETTING
* Only available as an add-on to any of our PROOFREADING and COPY-EDITING services.
All books we work with are automatically listed for life in our FEATURED BOOK LISTINGS.