We provide a number of editing services for authors registered with us here at Broken Symmetry Publishing. Exactly which services your work requires depends on where you are in the writing process. Our editing services are designed to benefit authors at every stage of their story's development.
A comprehensive edit is the highest and most in-depth level of book editing we offer. This edit focuses on the structure and content of the story, the language use, and the writing style. During this edit, your editor will assess the impact of your story:
A comprehensive edit includes a line edit, a structural edit, and a written editor's report offering advice and recommendations for improvement.
A comprehensive edit (Click Here To Get A Free Manuscript Assessment) is the most in-depth level of book editing we offer. It’s a unique blend of
A line edit focuses on the language you use to tell your story. Are your words clear and precise? Is your language enjoyable to read? Is your voice strong and consistent?
Your line editor may draw your attention to
over or under describing
Your line editor may delete, insert, reword, or move words, phrases, and sentences in your manuscript. The purpose is to improve readability, flow, and meaning.
Track changes in Word are used so you can easily see your editor’s changes and can accept or reject them.
It is not the purpose of a line edit to fix any problems with spelling, grammar, punctuation, typos, etc. A copyeditor will take care of that for you.
Your editor will give you specific feedback on anything that could be strengthened.
Comments will be made in the margins of your manuscript.
The editor’s report focuses on crucial issues that will not only improve your manuscript, but will give you the creative tools to become a better writer.
Common issues that an editor might include in their report are things like clunky dialogue, slow passages, plot holes, inconsistent author voice, or over-description. The report isn’t just about identifying these issues, but about suggesting ways to fix them. Maybe it’s a case of changing the order of events, removing a problem section or refocusing on the key events of your story – the aim is always that you will come away from the report knowing how your story can be improved.
To get a better idea of what the editor’s report looks like, please check out the Editor’s Report Sample in the FAQs below.
A 30-minute consultation is included in the fee, giving you the chance to ask questions and seek any clarifications about the report and editorial comments. Consultation can be carried out by phone, Skype or email, depending on what suits you.