You know your work better than anyone. At a certain point, you'll get that innate writerly feeling that you've done all you can on your own, but your piece still isn't quite there yet.


Maybe there are some gaps that need filling; maybe it lacks structure; maybe the language could use some refining. 


The stage you've reached will decide what type of editing you need.


Helping you focus on the bigger picture, centred around structure and content. Here, we're identifying what works and what doesn't, zeroing in on plot, characterization, and setting, with the goal of helping your book reach its full potential.

Substantive Editing

A heavy edit, focusing on structure, style, and flow.


Ensuring logic, concision, and clarity, and an accurate portrayal of information, arguments, or plot development.


Depending on the level of copyediting needed (light, medium, or heavy), we'll evaluate grammar, spelling, punctuation, and consistency.  A heavier copyedit may also include: syntax, format, and some restructuring.


The last stage of the editing process; a last run-through of the text, with a focus on accuracy and consistency including headers, page numbers, line breaks, page breaks, references, footers, and photo captions.

If you're still unsure what type of editing you need, or if you feel you need a combination of these, email me a sample of your work. I'll help you identify what stage you've reached in the writing process.

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