Editing & Proofreading

 

Although many people use the terms interchangeably, editing and proofreading are two separate stages of the revision process. Both demand close and careful reading, but they focus on different aspects of your manuscript and utilize different approaches.

 

Editing begins when your draft of the manuscript is finished.

 

Our goal is to ensure that the context, style and flow of your work resonate with your audience. Rather than re-write your story, we bring opportunities to enhance it to your attention. If a character needs more depth, we say so. If your facts aren’t accurate, we let you know. And if your flow isn’t, well, flowing, we suggest ways to get it back on track. Of course, we check for wayward sentences and rework them to make your text clearer and more understandable — tracking all changes to give you the final say so.

 

Proofreading is a manuscript’s final step.  We make sure typos and grammatical errors don’t interfere with (or undermine) your story. BNP proofreaders don’t just stop at words, your edited manuscript is also inspected for:

 

  • Proper spacing and word breaks

  • Inconsistencies in font usage, headers and footers

  • Page break irregularities

  • Consistent use of names, abbreviations and plot details

  • Correct use of regional languages, verb tense and capitalization


 

Every author needs extra sets of eyes to comb through their work before sharing it with the public. Often described as meticulous and thorough, our team of proofreaders and editors review and correct your manuscript focusing on content, clarity and consistency. Get in touch with our editorial team to prepare your book for digital and traditional printing.

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