Hello, I'm Bob. Welcome to Accurate & Thorough Book Editing.
Many readers demand perfect prose; they reject any errors in punctuation, grammar, or composition. That’s the reason YOU are here. All authors need a qualified editor to improve their writing creation. Best-selling authors use editors religiously. American author C.J. Cherryh famously proclaimed, "It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly”. Do you? To communicate effectively, we must forge our writing with clarity, coherence, consistency, and correctness.
Recently a satisfied customer sent an email I am very proud of. It said: I’ve gone through your edit. You’re incredibly sharp. There were places where the story didn’t add up, where facts didn’t tie in with other facts, or where the facts didn’t feel real, and you managed to spot them/sense them. I didn’t. You go out of your way to make comments. I don’t know if you’re aware, but it really helps. The impression I get is you’re going above and beyond the call of duty. The effect on my side is that you not only make the story better, but you also teach me to be a better writer. So I’m not getting an edit only I’m getting writing training too. Ultimately I think your contribution has made my story a better product.
Back to business. This service will assist authors with their English language writing in the following general areas: Organizing sentence structure for clarity and conciseness. Organizing sentences and paragraphs for continuity. Checking spelling, hyphenation, tense, and verifying correct word usage. Verifying questionable details. Correcting punctuation and grammar issues. The writing style and the plot will be critiqued with detailed feedback delivered to the author.
A single, composite level of reasonably priced editing is offered because there are no short cuts to achieve quality writing. My standard two pass edit encompasses the complete range of copyediting, fact checking, substantive editing, and proofreading. See the Editing Terms page for a more detailed explanation of what these categories include and the pricing range.