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Book Editing Services

When it comes to writing a book, there’s one question that an educated writer asks. Do I need a developmental edit, or a copy edit? Better yet, what’s the difference?

There is a distinct difference between the two.

Copy Edit
 The copy edit is designed to finesse the writer’s words so that it observes all the conventions of good writing.  A writer may be skilled at explaining a procedure or verbally depicting a scene, but the copy editor is the one who makes sure the manuscript’s syntax is smooth, that the writing adheres to the conventions of grammar, and that wording is proper and punctuation is appropriately placed.
Developmental Edit

A developmental editor, which is often an entirely different type of editor, looks at your manuscript from the “big picture” viewpoint, keeping their finger on the pulse of the message while making sure the manuscript is well-written. They look at the manuscript with a critical eye and flush out the plot holes, under-developed points, chapter by chapter cohesiveness, and overall story.

The developmental editor becomes a partner with the author and help craft a wholistic, well-rounded manuscript that delivers the main points cohesively.

Still unsure what type of edit you may need?

Send a copy of your manuscript and our editing team will make a recommendation on which type of editing is recommended for your manuscript.

What does it cost to edit a book?

Enter the word count of your manuscript in the calculator below and we will give you a cost estimate of both types of editing services.

Next Steps

Tell the team about your Editing project.