Writing A Book?

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You finished writing your masterpiece, but now what?

Pat yourself on the back - the hard work is done! But now you need an editor and editors are expensive! Don’t fret.

Vital Narrative Press offers competitive packages that include a team of editors for your project with over 30 years combined experience. We’ve also compiled all the materials you’ll need, like bound copies of your manuscript so all you have to do is submit to get started!

For those of you who don’t think you need to hire an editor, submit your work for a FREE consultation, so we can show you the importance of editing first-hand. It can be frustrating, but we’ve got processes and systems in place to help you polish that manuscript.

Editing isn’t about changing your work or saying it isn’t good; it’s to amplify your strengths and make sure your story translates from mind to paper. Let our qualified team of experts help you get your book to where it needs to be.

Please note, we always offer a free, no-obligation consultation to help you gauge how we work and how we can help, so please do not hesitate to contact us so we can help you bring you project to life.

*Some restrictions may apply.

 

OFFERINGS

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING

Any or all of the following:

a.) working with a writer to develop a manuscript from initial concept, outline, or draft (or combination of the three) through subsequent drafts

b.) making suggestions about content, organization, and presentation, based on analysis of competing works, comments of expert reviewers, market analysis, and other appropriate references

c.) rewriting, writing, and researching, as needed, and sometimes suggesting topics or providing information about topics.

+ Also includes up to 60 minutes of workshop, three book-bound copies of manuscript and an exhaustive critique from each editor 


BETA EDITING

Improving a manuscript in any or all of the following ways:

a.) identifying and solving problems of overall clarity or accuracy reorganizing paragraphs, sections or chapters to improve the order in which the text is presented

b.) writing or rewriting segments of text to improve readability and flow of information

c.) revising any or all aspects of the text to improve its presentation

d.) incorporating responses to queries and suggestions creating a new draft of the document.

+ Also includes up to 90 minutes of workshop, five book-bound copies of manuscript and an exhaustive critique from each editor


LINE EDITING

Any or all of the following:

a.) correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage while preserving the meaning and voice of the original text

b.) checking for or imposing a consistent style and format

c.) preparing a style sheet to document style and format

d.) reading for overall clarity and sense on behalf of the prospective audience

e.) querying the appropriate party about apparent errors or inconsistencies

f.) noting permissions needed to publish copyrighted material

g.) preparing a manuscript for the next stage of the publication process

h.) cross-checking references, art, figures, tables, equations, and other features for consistency with their mentions in the text.

+ Also includes up to 120 minutes of workshop, five book-bound copies of manuscript and an exhaustive critique from each editor


PROOFREADING

Comparing the latest stage of text with the preceding stage, marking discrepancies in text, and, when appropriate, checking for problems in page makeup, layout, color separation, or type.

Proofreading may also include one or more of the following:

a.) checking proof against typesetting specifications

b.) querying or correcting errors or inconsistencies that may have escaped an editor or writer

c.) reading for typographical errors or for sense without reading against copy.

 

PACKAGES

Combine Services to save!

Save up to $200 by combining beta and developmental editing

 Save up to $700 by combining line, beta and developmental editing


Don't hesitate to get a hold of us now!