Copy Edit, Line Edit and Developmental Edit
Our Copyediting service focuses on improving the mechanics of your writing to enhance readability and accuracy. Our editors conduct a comprehensive review of your manuscript, catching and correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and syntax errors. We also perform fact-checking and ensure consistency in style and adherence to publishing policies. If necessary, we will rewrite portions of your manuscript to improve clarity and coherence.
Alexy PWS editors focus on improving the logical flow, pacing, tone, and emotional resonance of your work. We ensure that your message leverages clear and effective language, is free of clichés, and fully engages your intended audience. We revise wordy and awkward sentences, championing the use of active verbs and vivid modifiers. Our goal is to appropriately revise paragraph and sentence length to optimize the message's impact, strengthen transitions between paragraphs and chapters, and retain your distinct voice.
A developmental edit is a comprehensive revision process for manuscripts completed during the book-writing process. It involves a full critique of the manuscript to enhance the structural and narrative elements. This type of editing should take place after the completion of the first draft.
The developmental editing process at APWS is a two-step process. First, your editor will provide specific suggestions for improvement in areas that require attention. After you make revisions and return the manuscript, your editor will perform a line edit and copy edit to ensure that the manuscript is ready for submission to literary agents or publishers.
We understand that the developmental editing process can be daunting, which is why our team of experienced editors is here to support you every step of the way. If you prefer, we can even make the suggested improvements for you, ensuring your manuscript is polished and ready for publication.