By using the services of an experienced editor to correct and refine your English-language manuscripts, stories or novel, you can ensure that your work will be polished and optimally prepared for submission to your agent or publisher at a very reasonable price.
When editing your manuscript, I will use the appropriate English to adhere to your own individual style and tone, preserving the unique quality of your voice.
I offer grammar, spelling and punctuation correction, paragraphing, correction of sentence structure and shape, deletion of frequent modifiers and redundancies, help with the selection of appropriate vocabulary, reduction of wordiness and improvement of flow.
For novels, I can do all this and more. I can review plot and format, view, voice and sequence for you to optimise your storytelling and chances of publication. Essentially, your manuscript must arrive at your agent’s or publisher’s desk in flawless English and that is what I can help you achieve. If the changes required are extensive, I will make suggestions for reworking or rewriting of the manuscript.
The time taken depends on my current workload, but if your manuscript is an article, essay, short story or letter of 5,000 words or less, it can be back to you within a few days.
If it is a longer work such as a novel or novella, the time will vary depending on the scope of editing, but it will be done in the fastest time possible. I will make an estimate straight away and let you know how long it is likely to take.