Professional manuscript editing services help perfect your writing!
The goal in manuscript editing is to help you produce a work that is as error-free as possible, whether it is for your own private files or intended for publishing. (Please be aware that if you are planning on submitting your work to a literary agent or publisher, you will need to know their exact specifications for submission; each agent or publisher will have their own requirements.)
All necessary corrections will be made directly on your document. Generally speaking, the most common editing style used for general fiction and nonfiction-type writing is Chicago Manual of Style (CMS). Click here for additional information on CMS.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)
CMS has a specific way to deal with certain aspects of punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, etc. CMS is a guide for editing that many copy editors and publishers use. It provides a standard of editing that allows consistent conformity in the editing process.
Consider the following examples regarding just those three aspects of CMS editing.
The colors of the American flag are red, white, and blue. (CMS rules) The colors of the American flag are red, white and blue. (This sentence is still grammatically correct; however, it does not follow CMS rules.)
“How are you doing, sir?” (CMS rules) “How are you doing, Sir?” (This sentence is still grammatically correct; however, it does not follow CMS rules.)
I had to go see Dr. Morris. (CMS rules) I had to go see Doctor Morris. (This sentence is still grammatically correct; however, it does not follow CMS rules.) These are just a few examples of the types of corrections that would be made in your manuscript.
What do Manuscript Editors do?
Manuscript editors correct and edit your manuscript for:
- Spelling, grammar, punctuation, abbreviations
- Consistency and appropriateness of verb tenses
- Transitional phrasing
- Continuity of flow and thoughts
- Support of statements
- Professional comments and feedback
You’ve done all the hard work of getting the writing down on the page: now’s the time to put your feet up and let our editors clear up any oversights.
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