Consultations and Critiques
Have an idea for a book or a blog post or a journal article but don’t know where to start? Trying to decide whether to self-publish or look for a more traditional route? Do you have a rough draft but want to get a fresh set of eyes that will give you a more honest assessment than your best friend or your next-door neighbor might provide?
Contact eDitmore Editorial Services for a manuscript critique or consultation session. A critique includes a thorough reading of your manuscript and a full written report about its strengths and weaknesses.
Or schedule a consultation to discuss your options. Let’s talk about how to organize your material into a cohesive book or article, examine the pros and cons of self-publishing, or discuss other aspects of writing or publishing.
When copy editing longer works, I will create a style sheet to help make sure that Katherine does not become Catherine and that if you write about a website it will consistently remain a website instead of transforming into a Web Site or Website or Web-Site. In academic works, your citations and reference listings will be cross-checked, and I will work to ensure that your manuscript fits your publisher’s preferred style.
I can help you develop your ideas into a manuscript that will appeal to your ideal readers. Your text will be scoured for strengths and weaknesses that can be promoted or further developed so that your book or article will speak directly to your targeted audience.
Nonfiction authors are usually writing for a very particular audience. A scholarly monograph on Romantic poets and a how-to book on marketing are both nonfiction works, but they should appeal to very different types of readers. I can help you reach your desired readers by helping you develop your tone, style, and organization.