Posted by Kristen Hamilton on April 26, 2018 at 1:25 AM
The Basic is—you guessed it—my basic editing service to get your book ready for publication. If your book has been through a developmental edit and/or you are comfortable in your manuscript’s pacing, tone, narrative style, and overall structure, The Basic is a great next step for your book.
- Sentence structure
- Clarity and sense of scenes
- Awkward phrasing
- Content of storyline
- Consistency of characters and actions
- Rhythm (ensures a mix of long and short sentences for improved flow)
- Gerunds, nominalizations, and passive voice
- Parallelism and correlative conjunctions
- Breaks up too-long paragraphs
- Includes Kindle ebook formatting
- Capitalization errors
- Grammatical errors
- Word choice
- Missing or repeated words
- Eliminating unnecessary words
The Basic also includes an Editor's Report, a 1-page letter highlighting the most common issues I found during editing, geared toward showing you how to avoid your most common writing mistakes to become a better writer.
I take the editor-author relationship seriously, and I’m in your corner to help your book succeed. I understand you might have a ton of questions about how to succeed in the publishing world—and I can help with that! I'm available to talk about your book, the publishing industry, or simply give advice or feedback.
The Basic package includes:
- unlimited e-mail support
- 1-hour phone consultation
When you book your Basic editing package, I'll set up a time with you for a 1-hour phone call after I complete the manuscript edits. We'll spend this time talking about the changes I made in your manuscript and what the next steps are to ensure you have a successful publication.
For self-publishing authors, I also offer the Self-Publishing Package, which includes ebook formatting and blurb writing services for the back cover description of your book. For traditionally publishing authors, I offer a range of services in the Traditional Publishing Package, include writing the book’s synopsis and query letter for sending the manuscript to an agent/publisher.
The Basic editing package is two editing services, two passes over the manuscript. I do these consecutively (first line editing, then proofreading), usually with a day or two break between the editing services. When I send back the manuscript, it will be completely done and 100% ready for immediate publication.
The process generally takes me 3 to 4 weeks to complete, depending on my availability and your manuscript's length. I'm usually booked several months in advance; please e-mail me to check current availability. If this doesn't sound like the option you want, check out my other editing packages. Ready to book, or just have a question? Contact me—I look forward to reading your manuscript!