William Hammett, Independent Ghostwriter

Editing

Every book needs to be edited. Whether you're advanced in your career or a beginner, your rough draft needs to be competently edited before it reaches the literary marketplace.

Writers such as John Grisham, Dan Brown, and Stephen King are all edited, sometimes multiple times. Their books are usually edited by agents, editors at their publishing houses, and even by proofreaders in the final stages of publication.

It's the protocol in mainstream publishing. If your manuscript is in reasonably good shape, I can perform a line edit and correct grammatical mistakes, punctuation, and other minor errors.

Perhaps your book needs developmental editing. If so, I'll not only correct the grammatical errors, but I'll also smooth out awkward phrasing, eliminate non-standard usage, provide transitions, eliminate repetition, and reorganize portions of your text as needed. In short, I'll make your rough draft into a polished book that meets the standards of the publishing industry.

The most common editorial work I do involves trimming the fat from extremely long manuscripts, turning them into fast-paced page-turners.

Give your work a competitive edge by having it professionally edited. I'll provide a free evaluation of the manuscript, and, if we work together, I'll get it in fighting trim and ready for publication or submission to agents.

Editors, however, need a discriminating eye since many judgment calls are made during the editorial process. A major editing service advertising on the internet has no less than eleven major grammatical errors on its Home page. The Catch-22 is that if you need editing, you won't spot those mistakes. So who edits the editors?

Hire a professional who has the qualifications to do the job right the first time.

For more about my services, see Services.

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