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When you finish your book, what comes next? Before you submit to publishers or agents or move forward with a self-publishing plan, consider having your book edited. After all, every published author has had a book editor!
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WordsRU book editors provide valuable advice on ways to improve the story line, character development, and description in your fiction, and the organization and flow of ideas in your nonfiction. They bring an entirely fresh vocabulary set and phrasing solutions to help liven up your writing and give it the biggest impact. They also fix errors and typos - but you knew that already, didn’t you?
A first draft is never perfect the first time around. In many cases, the manuscript can be vastly improved by deleting entire scenes, combining characters, and changing the order of events, the point of view, and/or the perspective. There is no reason for you to invest in a line-by-line edit of text that you might end up changing entirely. Instead, let WordsRU's book editors show you how and where to improve on all aspects of your book.
In the developmental letter option, one of our book editors performs a close reading of your manuscript, making short comments on the document to mark examples of issues. After completing the reading, the editor will write a 5 to 10 page letter identifying issues, providing suggestions and guidance, and assessing the manuscript on a number of levels, including:
WordsRU's developmental letter service provides you with the objective feedback and tools you need to hone your story and improve your story-telling ability. This is an excellent option for anyone who has just completed a first draft and wants advice on how to improve the work as a whole.
Copyediting and formatting, while essential to the bookmaking process, do not guarantee a print-perfect product. In fact, the rearranging and transformations that are integral to these processes sometimes result in typos, odd sentences, and missing text.
Make sure that your book iis truly ready for the public eye! WordsRU will assign an objective, fastidious editor to make a final pass over the text to make sure that there are no unresolved formatting, design, or textual issues. Let WordsRU bring your manuscript to its perfect shine!
Your cover or query letter is the face of yourbook, and publishing companies see thousands of submissions every year. A dynamite letter will inspire publishing companies and agents to read your first pages, while a so-so letter might mean that your manuscript goes in the recycle bin without having a sentence of it read.
WordsRU's knowledgeable book editors make sure that your book stands out from the crowd! They will not only give your cover or query letter a thorough edit to correct basic language difficulties, but will also give your letter that necessary punch to be noticed above and beyond the competition, as well as provide you with invaluable feedback on how to improve the letter's impact.
Most books will go through several rounds of book editing before they are published, and these days, most publishers only want to invest in the final book proofread, which is the part regarding typos and errors. Most hobby editors - your friends and family who look over the book and show you where you’ve confused "their" and "there" - aren’t equipped to provide the finesse, feedback, and literary solutions that our professional book editors have at their disposal. So that’s where we come in! Give WordsRU a try, and see the difference.
Once you feel confident in the overall organization, pacing, content, and consistency of your manuscript as a whole, a proper copyedit can make the language of your book really shine. WordsRU's expert copyeditors stand ready to assess every line of your manuscript with an eye for improvement.
A copyedit is so much more than the correction of basic grammar and spelling mistakes! Our book editors assimilate to your unique style and tone, and enhance your manuscript from the inside, altering sentences and paragraphs to improve
Publishing companies and agents have submission guidelines for a reason; there is nothing more odious than struggling with a manuscript that does not follow directions. If you are confident in your manuscript's organization, pacing, and language, and are ready to begin submitting the manuscript to agents and publishing companies, WordsRU's formatting service will give your book a professional polish that shows you mean business.
Rather than dealing with the tedious work of ensuring that the appropriate spacing, headers and footers, pagination, indentation, and margining is followed on every single page, let WordsRU's detail-oriented formatters do the work for you. Formatting service also includes the preparation and packaging of tables, figures, and images, where applicable.
Given your manuscript, supplementary material, and the relevant submission guidelines, WordsRU will provide you with an impeccably formatted document, organized supplementary files and folders, and a personalized checklist of steps to take before mailing your manuscript. With WordsRU, the submissions process is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
*Because PDFs are only a depiction of text that cannot be altered, the editor will return only one copy, with marks that show where and what changes are required. If you have us edit a PDF, you will have to go back to the original file and insert the changes yourself.
We are aware that you will likely require assistance after you have reviewed the edited book, and WordsRU will not close the door on your manuscript until you indicate that you are ready for us to do so. Once the edit is returned to you, your book editor will
Finally, every editing project is overseen from start to finish by the chief editor, who will monitor the progress of your project and provide assistance to you, if necessary. While communication with your editor occurs through our secure messaging system, your chief editor is available to you if you need to speak to someone "live."