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Manuscript Evaluation

You may have a concept for a book or a completed manuscript that needs a professional critique. The evaluation involves the reading of a full manuscript to evaluate the overall development. You will receive a report outlining what is working well, what could be strengthened in revision, and strategies to implement needed changes. This service is beneficial to authors before the more intense editing begins. 

Developmental Editing

Copy Editing

Your project will be edited line by line for clarity, tone, flow and focus. We also look for problems such as passive voice, run-on sentences, cliches, spelling, grammar, and awkward wording. If the manuscript includes citations and quotes, we check these as well. 


This is the last look before a project goes to print. This editing process will check for typos, dropped words, repetition, and formatting. The proof process will involve two editors who will complete this last check before the final manuscript goes to print. We also use this same process for author's copy print books 

Your completed manuscript will be read for an in-depth critique that addresses pacing, tone, theme development, voice, and readability. We also make sure your book connects with your target audience in the most effective way. The developmental editing process helps you gain perspective about what works, and what doesn’t work, from the standpoint of the reader. You'll receive a developmental editor's letter and editorial comments within your manuscript. 


Interior Design

Interior Design Service includes: 

  • A custom-built book interior that meets the quality standards set by The Chicago Manual of Style and used by major book publishing companies

  • One round of author corrections

  • A print-ready PDF of your book’s interior formatted to fit the specifications of your chosen print service

  • Delivery of your interior files to your print service

Cover Design

Cover Design Service includes:

  • Working with the author to find the best image for the cover

  • Up to three title placement mock-ups containing the author-approved image

  • Up to two rounds of author corrections

  • A PDF of your full cover, formatted to your printer’s specifications

  • An image of your front cover, prepared for ebook embedding according to your distributor’s standards

  • A high-quality image of your front cover to use in print marketing

  • A low-resolution image of your front cover to use in online marketing


Book Shepherding

We will guide you through the process of getting your manuscript ready for printing. This service includes:

  • Obtaining an ISBN

  • Interior format 

  • Front and Back matter

  • Cover design

  • Distribution tutorial (for uploading to Amazon and other online booksellers) 

Publishing Package

This service includes everything included in the Book Shepherding package with these additional services:

  • Ebook conversion

  • Delivery of final file to your chosen ebook distributor

  • Delivery of print-ready files to your choice of online booksellers and vendors

  • Determine wholesale and retail prices