E-MAIL CONSULTATION- there is no charge for this service. Before going ahead and booking editorial work with us, we will check through your manuscript and advise you which services we propose are required to elevate it to an acceptable standard for self-publishing. This includes grammatical amendment and formatting recommendations for e-books and standard paperback sizes ONLY - we do not offer appraisal feedback about creative merit, or advice regarding submission to publishers and/or literary agents, other than in exceptional cases. You can rest assured we will never recommend futile or unnecessary work, and will advise you if we think you have much more work to do before using our services.
QUICK SPELLCHECKING AND PUNCTUATION SERVICE (proofreading) - this service is ideal for those who know a little about book formatting, or but do not have English as their first language, or are perhaps a little rusty at spelling. It is exactly what it says - a simple spelling and punctuation amendment service before you finalize your proof - the rest is up to you. PLEASE NOTE THAT WHERE WE CONSIDER IT APPROPRIATE, WE WILL ADVISE A COMPLETE COPY-EDITING SERVICE AS MORE SUITABLE.
We will happily offer this service for all types of document, including assignments and CVs.
COMPLETE COPY-EDITING (includes E-BOOK FORMATTING as standard)- we will grammar-edit your work to a very high standard of English, amending spelling, punctuation and paragraph formatting (where we deem it appropriate, we may replace entire words or restructure sentences for purposes of valid literacy). Because we feel it an essential element to correct formatting, the completed work you will receive will be prepared for Kindle publication as standard. PLEASE NOTE: we will go out of our way to ensure your work is coherent to a very high standard, and will not shy away from using initiative.
TRANSLATION SERVICES - whatever language your manuscript is written in, we can translate it to English whilst proofreading and copy-editing to our usual high-quality. Because of our interactive approach to your work, we will ensure nothing is lost in translation. TRANSLATION IS ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN COMMISSIONING OUR COMPLETE COPY-EDITING SERVICE.
E-BOOK FORMATTING (available as a stand-alone service, though not recommended) -*add-on services rate available- if you have never self-published before, you may find the prospect a daunting one; the biggest headache, by far, is formatting. There are few digital book platforms which set the standard of how e-books are submitted - they are incredibly strict, and will reject your book an infinite number of times, until the formatting is perfect. Our experts will properly format your e-book and ensure that it is ready for conversion and submission.
PRINT-READY TYPESETTING (available as a stand-alone service, though not recommended) - *add-on services rate available- we use highly professional standards and templates for our paperback formatting service. Your book will include foreword, legal/ISBN/imprint page, bio and acknowledgement pages, titles and a table of chapter contents (where appropriate). We use 11px Times New Roman font as our standard - if you wish to change this, it is very easy to do once we return your formatted manuscript to you, and we will give you full instructions of what to do next.