The Editing Package Plus provides three rounds of editing targeting both the content and technical elements of your manuscript.
The first two rounds of editing will focus on the holistic elements of your manuscript such as:
- Plot flow
For the third round of editing, a professional editor will provide a line edit that corrects typos and ensures consistency in:
Each round of editing will include an Editorial Letter from the editor explaining the suggested changes made in the manuscript.
The editors will use the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, the preferred style guide in the book publishing industry, and the Merriam-Webster dictionary in editing your manuscript. The editors will review your manuscript using the Microsoft Word Track Changes feature.
How It Works
Important: Please submit your completed manuscript, including all front and back matter.
You’ll work with the Writers Block Productions team, who will guide you through the editing process. Our team is a liaison between you and a professional editor, pairing your manuscript with an appropriate editor, and answering any questions you may have throughout the editing process. Here’s how the process works:
- Upload your manuscript in Microsoft Word or (PDF) through your account.
- For each round, complete a questionnaire for the editor noting any stylistic preferences and/or areas of focus within your manuscript.
- After each round of editing, use Microsoft Word to accept or reject individual track changes and choose whether to incorporate the editor’s suggestions into your final manuscript.
The information below shows the turnaround time for each round of editing.
|Manuscript Length||Turnaround Time*|
|Fewer than 10,000 words||2 weeks|
|10,000-75,000 words||3 weeks|
|75,001-115,000 words||4 weeks|
|More than 115,000 words||Custom|
The timeline begins once your manuscript completes a file review and the questionnaire is approved.