If you want to write your own book, you won’t need a ghostwriter, but you definitely will need an editor. Even if you’re an outstanding writer, a professional editor can help you produce a better product. Don’t skimp on editing. An unprofessionally produced book will do you more harm than good.
Our copyediting services primarily address issues of clarity and style. As the author of your book, you know your subject matter better than anyone else. But such familiarity can also be a disadvantage. A professional copyeditor will be able to objectively look at your manuscript with fresh eyes, to ensure that your presentation is clear and comprehensive. He will suggest improvements in your writing style to make sure your manuscript is concise, clear, and free from grammatical errors. To get a better idea of how editing can increase the impact of your writing, read my white paper “Concise in Nice.”
At a minimum, we recommend that you have a copyeditor edit your manuscript before it goes to the book designer for interior layout, and that you have a proofreader edit your designed book before it goes to press.
Our developmental editing services are one step up from copyediting, and they typically begin at an earlier stage. A developmental editor will help you conceptualize your book, so it is structured for maximum impact. He will then work with you during the writing process to improve clarity and style. The encouragement, guidance, and accountability a developmental editor offers can be invaluable benefits for the aspiring author.
Our author coaching services take developmental editing to the next higher level to benefit both you and your book. Your personal writing coach will help you become a better writer while you are writing your book.