Pages & Pie Publishing will do one, two, or three thorough edits which will be determined based on the amount of editing you, your sister, your best friend, and your beta readers have already done to the book. If it’s in good shape, we’ll tell you that. If it needs work, we’ll tell you that as well. After all, we’re partners. We make you and your manuscript look good, and you make Pages & Pie Publishing look good. See how that works?
- Developmental – Think of this like the big picture. At this level, we look for a strong, attention-grabbing beginning. We assess the consistency of voice and tone, sentence phrases and general writing structure. We check your plot strength, characterization, and pacing. Then there’s the “big bang.” How strong is your ending? We do all this while keeping the target audience in mind.
Copy-Editing – This edit is all about details. We will look at your manuscript line by line for grammar mistakes, misspelled words, typos, punctuation problems, or misuse of parts of speech. We will point out inconsistent details that take us out of the moment.
- Proofreading – This is the last stop to perfection. This is when one last set of eyes to look over everything covered in the developmental and copy-editing stages. This is the final check. One last chance for your manuscript to reveal any errors hiding in the text before this book is sent off to the publisher.