Before a book is published, it undergoes several editorial processes which can be summed up as below:
- Structural editing
- Copy editing
- Quality checking
Structural editing – or substantive editing involves the general structuring of the content of your manuscript in terms of themes and flow, identification of gaps, aspects of tone, sentence structure, style, word choice, fact check and general semantics among other subtle issues. We can assure you that if you get it wrong at this stage, your book will be a flop. Actually, your life will be miserable.
Copy editing – we review and correct your manuscript to improve accuracy, readability, and fitness for its purpose, and to ensure that it is free of error, omission, inconsistency, and repetition. You’d rather die than skip this stage!
Proofreading – have you ever read through a book and thought, I really respected this guy/ lady, how could s/he make such a glaring spelling mistake! Yes, it happens. In almost all books, if you are keen enough, you will not fail to notice at least a typo. Imagine if such a book which has received detailed attention still has a spot, wouldn’t it be horrendous without proofreading? Don’t tarnish your name, proofread your work with us.
Quality checking – this is a bonus service. If you charge us with the task of wholesale publishing, we must ensure the printers produce a quality copy according to specifications. No poorly cut books, no disarranged or confused text, distorted design, nor missing pages. No poorly done colour-prints nor use of a different paper type other than the one that was requested.
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