Book Editing

Blue Pen provides three levels of editing: substantive editing, copy editing and proofreading. The editing process ensures your text is logical, relevant and consistent. Any type of book can be edited but non-fiction is a speciality.

Blue Pen Editorial Services provides a personalised service for emerging or experienced writers.

Before a book is presented to an agent, a publisher or a printer (for self-publishers), it should be viewed by another set of eyes other than the author’s. This is when an editor can be used to review your book for clarity, structure and language.

Blue Pen offers the following three services for authors:

Substantive Editing

Blue Pen Editorial Services will ensure that the:

  • structure
  • text flow
  • style
  • consistency
  • language
  • presentation

of your book are suitable for your intended readers and purpose. I will make suggestions regarding these areas and provide general author queries.

I can provide substantive editing for a fee based on a hourly rate or a fixed quote. For more information on Substantive Editing please click here.

Copy Editing

Blue Pen Editorial Services will check your manuscript for:

  • errors in language, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and syntax
  • accuracy of facts
  • consistency of language and style
  • clarity of information
  • accuracy of cross-references
  • conformity of your document to a particular style.

I can provide copy editing for a fee based on a hourly rate or a fixed quote. For more information on Copy Editing please click here.

Proofreading

Blue Pen Editorial Services will check that your manuscript is ready to be published. I will ensure that all of the elements of your manuscript are included and in order, and any spelling or punctuation errors have been eliminated.

I can provide proofreading for a fee based on a word count rate, a hourly rate or a fixed quote. For more information on Proofreading please click here.

Submit a document for a quote 

If you would like to submit a document for a quote for any of these services, please complete the contact form and I will contact you to arrange submission of your document.

Confidentiality

Blue Pen Editorial Services will never share your work with a third party.

 

 

 

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