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4 Types of Book Editing Services

The process of writing a book is not an easy one. Sometimes, while reading one, it becomes quite easy to overlook the effort that went into it. The whole process includes research, analysis, creating a rough draft, editing, sending it to editors, dealing with copyright matters, etc. In all of this, editing holds a lot of importance since it prepares the manuscript for final publishing.


What is Editing?


Editing can relate to a lot of areas such as photography, videography, music, movies, etc. but when it comes to the written word, it refers to improving the overall quality of the work. It involves going over the content, correcting any grammatical or factual errors, rearranging words, sentences or paragraphs, changing the wordings, cutting out or adding in certain portions, etc., all with the intentions of making sure that the content is free from any inaccuracies and more engaging and interesting. No matter how sure you are of what you have written, it would be nothing short of stupid if you don’t get it edited. An editor must have an understanding of the subject at hand and must also have an eye for detail, so nothing goes unnoticed.


As a content writer or editor, there are a variety of book editing services you can offer. When doing said work, you must very carefully go over the entire content and be sure to not miss anything. You must also have a certain amount of knowledge regarding the genre that you are dealing with so that you can offer some insights. There are many book editing services that can make the whole process a lot easier and faster. Here are some book editing services you can offer: –


  • Developmental Editing or Preparations: A book cannot really be written without having a clear idea of what it should be about and what the elements are that need to be added to it. Only once all the necessary information is collected and the ideas formulated, can you begin to write. There is an extensive amount of research that goes into writing a book, especially one that seeks to include facts, whether historical, related to art, politics or world affairs, geography, etc. As part of developmental editing, you would work with the author of the book and devise a proper strategy, which includes going over the storyline, discussing the presentation and organization of the content, go over all the research material, offer an insight into the storyline or suggest a few changes and preparing a draft or manuscript, which will serve as the base for more concrete content.

    Manuscript Editing: Once all the ideas are compiled into a more comprehensible text, and the storyline is incorporated, it is important to go over the whole content. This process includes making sure that the content is coherent and easy to understand, shifting sentences, paragraphs or even chapters to improve the presentation and the flow of the text such that it makes more sense, rewriting certain portions in a more interesting way or simply correcting certain errors, etc. Not only that, but you would also need to go over the actual storyline or the subject matter of the book and make sure that everything is factually correct and that there are no inaccuracies or plot holes.

    Copy or Line Editing: This might seem the exact same as manuscript editing, but it is not. One of the most important book editing services is copy editing since it involves going over the entire draft and manuscript after incorporating all the changes, additions or elimination, shuffling paragraphs and chapters, correcting grammatical errors, etc. You would need to go over the whole content bit by bit and ensure that everything makes sense and isn’t all jumbled up. You need to make sure that there are no grammatical or punctuation errors, go over the presentation of each chapter, the titles, font sizes, and styles, etc. You need to read it thoroughly, and from the point of view of a reader and bring up any doubts or loopholes so that the adequate changes can be made while preparing the final draft. What makes copy editing different from the others is that it also requires you to ensure that you can publish any copyrighted material and that you cross-check all references, credits, and other such elements.

    Proofreading: This is perhaps the last step before the book is actually published, given that all the other criteria are met, and formalities completed. Once you have prepared the final draft of your book, do not send it for publishing right away! That would be a blunder. It is important to go over the entire book one more time, with a fresh pair of eyes, and with an open mind, so that you can spot any small errors such as in spellings, grammar, punctuations, spacing, fonts, etc. If you do not make it a point to proofread your content before sending it ahead, any errors or glitches will be published and will be out in the open for everyone to read, and that is something you do not want.The process of writing a book to actually publishing it for the whole world to read is a lengthy and complicated one. There are many steps involved in it, ranging from getting the idea to executing it out on paper, dealing with copyrights and editors, etc. The editing procedure of a book is highly important since it makes sure that the content is appropriately organized and ready for the public to read. To make sure that your book turns out perfect, there are many content writing services in India to choose from that will get the work done in minimum time and with maximum accuracy.
Source: www.allperfectstories.com/book-editing-services
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review 2016-09-05 14:10
The Lost Days (Prairie Town #3) by T.E. Ridener
The Lost Days (Prairie Town Book 3) - T.E. Ridener,Double J Book Graphics,LTE Editing
The Lost Days starts with Devin and his memory loss. It has been eight months since that night with Laney and Benji, and he still can't remember any of it. Of course, others (including Jeb) think that he is pretending to get out of a jail sentence. Kelly doesn't think that he's pretending. He is certainly different to the Devin that she remembers. But then she is also distracted by Nick, the local 'handyman' who she likes to get handy with. 
There were a few different things about this book that I really enjoyed, not least the flashbacks that Kelly had regarding Patrick. I think it was essential that the reader saw how much he meant to her, and that this wasn't just a flash-in-the-pan affair for her. Devin, too, showed a whole new side to himself - a nicer, friendlier, and yep, even sexier side. 
However, there were a couple of things that I didn't enjoy - although I can see how they are relevant, and add to, the story. One is Jeb's temper. Call it a personal quirk, but I hate it when a man or woman is so taken over with their temper like that. I liked Jeb in the first book, had my doubts in the second, and really didn't like him in this one. I am hoping for a silver lining for him, but he has some serious issues to work out. Secondly was Nick, which I know people will disagree with. I didn't like how he played both Devin and Kelly. Admittedly, Devin knew more about it than Kelly did (WRONG), but still... there were just parts I didn't like, but I'll leave it there as I know that he is a popular character.
On the whole, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow, it was most definitely a smooth read too. Definitely recommended by me.

* Verified Purchase - June 2016 *

Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2016/09/review-by-merissa-prairie-town-series-1.html
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C.J. Leger is has been granted Librarian Status on the LeafMarks reading community. Follow her on the source link

C.J. Leger's LeafMarks Profile


I'm always updating new projects I'm working on and accreditations I receive across the board, while not and academic accreditation, I have just received Librarian Status on the LeafMarks reading network. I will be regularly updating the LeafMarks book database with corrected information and linking versions where possible. If you are on LeafMarks and have a book lacking information or a photo on your roster, or that you've come by, please send me a shout and I will put it on my to-edit list. Thanks!

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review 2014-02-27 05:28
The Little Book of Self-Editing for Writers by Bridget McKenna
The Little Book of Self-Editing for Writers - Bridget McKenna

I first read this on the author's website last year as I was trying to motivate myself to start my second (or third?) revision on a novel I wrote that was at 140k words that I needed/wanted to dwindle down to 90-100k words. I was planning on shipping this off to a copy editor too, so I also wanted to get it in well enough shape so that the manuscript would not be returned/rejected with an angry note.


I really -really- hate editing... but the tips I found on this website were refreshing. She approaches giving advice in a way that makes it sound like fun, her attitude comes off like how a friend would speak and not like some snooty tooty know-it-all (I have a hard time reading non-fiction, so this helped me). Part 2 in her series is titled, "Vampire Verbs, Zombie Verbs, and Verbs that Kick Ass"... need I say more?


She offers up clear advice on what to look out for with examples... several great examples. She covers how to strengthen your writing and how to become more confident in your own voice (those blasted fish tails!), which I think is something new writers struggle with often. I don't want to give a run-down of what each part of the series is about... so I'm cutting this short with the following:


This book is great for beginners and even for those who are more seasoned but might need a little refresher course every now and then.


You can read parts 1-12 on her website for free, here:

Self-Editing for Everyone Part 1: The Most-Hated Writing Advice Ever



I forgot to mention why I gave this a 4 and not a 5. The e-book had some errors and considering it's a book about editing, I think it should have been put through a tougher inspection. Also, the website series has lots of pictures that go with the articles that made it more fun. The Kindle edition doesn't have any of those. :( Still, if you find the website helpful, buying the book helps let the author know you've appreciated her work. Yep. :P

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Booklikes Sneak Peek: New Book Pages & Editing Features!

Yesterday I added a book to the Booklikes catalog and immediately realized I forgot to add the ISBN number (despite one warning asking me if I had the ISBN).  At the moment I didn't believe I had it, but after I hit submit I realized I did. When I tried to edit the book information, I wasn't able to. 

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