|Posted by Kristen Hamilton on March 28, 2019 at 7:40 PM|
Kristen offers three different editing services, each focusing on a different aspect of any manuscript. Each of Kristen's editing services are very different from one another, and therefore require separate edits. Developmental editing (or a manuscript critique) comes first to make sure your story's big-picture is solid. Then comes line editing, which focuses on improving sentence structure, checking for consistency, removing clichés or awkward phrasing, and improving clarity and sense of scenes. Proofreading is the last step, where Kristen focuses mainly on word choice, punctuation, spelling, syntax, and grammar to make sure your book doesn’t have any surface errors.
While some authors might be able to skip an editing service, Kristen always recommends authors not to skip the final proofread—otherwise, while your manuscript may be beautifully edited for style, consistency, or content, you may have petty grammatical or punctuation errors left over…which readers may pick up on, and which may bring your book negative reviews. Check out Kristen's blog post 8 Secrets of the Book Editing Process.
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