Even exceptional writers struggle to edit their own work. Authors are simply too close to their novel or story to examine it critically, so they miss things a trained editorial eye will correct. Great editors like Karin focus on enhancing your writing by examining its clarity, coherence, concision and correctness. Whether you are self-publishing or seeking an agent or a publisher, you're facing tough competition in a competitive industry. To give your manuscript the best chance of success, send it to an eagle-eyed editor like Karin today for either structural editing, copyediting or proofreading.
A skilled editorial professional can...
Enhance the professionalism of your manuscript
Karin will make your work more suitable for publication by ensuring it follows a consistent style, such the Wiley Style Manual 6th Edition (formerly the Australian Government Printing Style Manual), the Chicago Manual of Style, the Oxford Style Guide, Associated Press style, or any other style guide you, or your potential publisher, require. Edits such as this can save a publisher lots of effort. Even if you are self-publishing, conforming to a singe style will ensure your book looks professionally presented.
Strengthen your authorial voice
A skilled editor like Karin will enhance your writing style and provide you with useful writing tips. She'll help you streamline your plot, bring your characters to life, check your point of view, and make your dialogue leap off the page! Whether you need developmental edits or just a light proofread, she can give your work the shine it needs to thrill readers, agents, and publishers.
Remove spelling errors, typographical errors,
and grammatical errors
Karin finds and fixes any errors that could impede your manuscript's chance of success. Editing is a dialogue, so you'll also be able to question Karin about the changes she has suggested to improve your grammar, spelling, and punctuation. See Common Writing Errors.
If necessary, Karin can help you condense your manuscript to a length that is more suitable for publication. Most book genres have a standard extent, and the longer your manuscript is, the more it will cost to publish in print. Many novels contain padding that can be pared back without affecting the story. Some even contain entire chapters that are tangential to the plot. An experienced editor will help streamline your story, so that it is well-paced and reads fluently from start to finish.
Provide valuable advice about publishing
Karin has amassed years of publishing know-how that will hold you in good stead should you decide to submit to publishers or to self-publish. Contact her for an obligation-free quote by clicking here.
Provide a pre-submission edit or critique
Some authors see a pre-submission edit as just another expense; others have a lot of unanswered questions (Check out FAQ about Editing) or want to self publish an ebook. Most publishers that accept unsolicited manuscripts don't require a professional edit before submission. However, while it's certainly not a prerequisite, it may still be a sensible decision. Authors often get attached to particular lines or scenes, even ones that detract from the novel or that create plot holes. Karin's role is to protect her authors by making sure their books do not contain embarrassing errors, any copyright infringement, liabel, plotholes or other major blunders before they are published to the public.
Still not convinced? Hey, I won't twist your arm. I know there are lots options out there for writers. I also know there are "PrEditors" our there who might be cheaper but aren't as experienced or as ethical as me. If you still have questions, head over to my page on FAQ about editing.
Writing is an art that is perfected over many years and many manuscripts (and, usually, more than a few tears and sleepless nights dreaming up the plot).