AOAD offers both content edits (or beta reading) and copy editing (or proofreading).
We highly recommend multiple editing passes, particularly if you start with content edits. There’s a reason publishers do multiple edits (with several different editors).
ABOUT CONTENT EDITING
Content editing involves reading your manuscript (or a portion of your manuscript) and providing comments, both within the document and in an email, concerning elements such as (but not limited to):
- plot development
- character development
- fact checking
- word usage
- sentence structure
Content editing comments/suggested changes are the opinion of the editor only. As the author, you may choose what suggestions to incorporate into your manuscript. Content editing is not copy editing/proofreading (although the editor may do some light grammatical editing or point out any glaring errors, such as incorrect words, misspellings, etc.).
ABOUT COPY EDITING
Copy editing/proofreading involves reading your manuscript (or a portion of your manuscript) and providing corrections, including (but not limited to):
- proper word usage
- proper sentence structure
- typographical errors
All edits are applied to the manuscript using “Track Changes” in MS Word. As the author, you then choose what edits to incorporate into your manuscript. Copy editing/proofreading is not content editing. Edits will be limited to grammar/punctuation, and will not include comments on content, flow, plot, etc.
TRY OUT THE SERVICE
You may “try out” an editor to see if the comments/suggestions are what you’re looking for or fit your voice/style/needs. Provide the 1st chapter OR first 10 pages (whichever is shorter), for a FREE one-time read through of your material. (Free 1 time only.)
- 1st Pass Editing ($0.005 / word)
- 2nd Pass Editing ($0.0025 / word)
- 3rd & Subsequent Passes ($0.002 / word)