What is a Detailed Editorial Report? An in-depth report on the strengths and areas for improvement in your project, as well as suggested solutions and editorial advice to be taken under consideration moving forward.
Who are Detailed Editorial Reports for? This service is for anyone who has creative and personal investment in their writing, knows their manuscript needs some work, and would like to receive constructive editorial guidance before embarking on the next leg of their writing journey. Authors, especially debut authors, often know when their work needs improvement but are not always sure how or where this improvement needs to be focused. If you feel you need some guidance or a fresh pair of eyes to look at your work from an angle (or angles) you may not have previously considered, then a Detailed Editorial Report is for you.
On the other hand, if you have no personal investment in a writing project then skip this step and go straight to Substantive Editing, where I take care of all the nitty-gritty for you.
How does this service work? Step 1, get in touch and tell me a bit about your project. Step 2, I'll let you know if I feel I can assist and ask you to send through your manuscript. Step 3, I will give your manuscript a thorough read, holding what you wish to achieve with the work in mind at all times. I will identify the strengths of your work and where there is room for improvement. I will then write a detailed report on what I find and what I advise moving forward. Step 4, I send you my report. Once you have read through it, you will then have the opportunity to discuss the report with me and ask any further questions.
What will I get out a Detailed Editorial Report? A Detailed Editorial Report is a second opinion. You will gain an understanding of what your manuscript's strengths are and how to play to them. You will receive constructive advice that will help you to improve your manuscript's readability and reader-usability. Things you might have missed or may not have considered that could enhance the scope and quality of your manuscript will be brought to light. Your aims and approach will always be at the forefront of my suggestions. After you read your report and we have discussed it, you will be able to then make any changes you so choose with understanding and confidence.
Why ask your opinion? As both a writer and an editor I can offer you both creative and technical support, without compromising on either front. I represent your target audience and future readers, and strive to help you make your work the best it can be. By combining my creative thinking, writing expertise and editorial knowledge I am able to suggest practical solutions to puzzling problems, shed light on under-developed areas and provide guidelines to help you self-edit and/or rewrite your work.
What if, after receiving your report, I decide I need further editorial assistance? Should you decide to employ me for further editorial work immediately after receiving your report, there will be a significant saving on your next quote. If, after receiving my report, you then go and make the changes, you may hire me at a later date to edit your work or even request a second report.
Do you offer sample revisions and edits? Yes. I can revise or edit a small segment (of my choosing) of your manuscript in order to provide a sample.
I can ghost-write and/or co-write non-fiction and fiction, and have special experience ghost-writing children's books. I genuinely love helping others bring their story to life and my clients appreciate my dedication to their creative vision. I am also able to work with authors to help them towards achieving their goal of being published. My background as both a writer and avid reader has provided me with a deep insight into a broad range of writing styles and genres, literary conventions and publishing concerns. With you I will share not only my skill and knowledge of my craft as a writer, but also your passion for the work. To discuss your project with me in confidence, please get in touch.