Editing

Are you a writer in need of editing services?

At Now Found Publishing, we provide editing at every level. We strive to honor and maintain the author’s tone and individual style while providing a clean copy which is ready to be published.

To receive more information and a quote on services, please send a 2,000-word sample to ccohen@nowfoundpublishing.com along with the level of editing you desire and an approximate time frame when you will need your edited manuscript returned.

Proofreading

  • Reviewing text
  • Checking for correct spelling
  • Correcting grammar
  • Checking for proper use of punctuation

Basic Copyediting 

  • Includes all Proofreading elements
  • Checking for consistency and redundancy
  • Checking for general flow
  • Ensuring the proper use of words
  • Maintaining consistent tense and tone
  • Eliminating confusion and providing clarity
  • Ensuring the author maintains interest
  • Checking for appropriate application of Scripture and illustrations

Heavy Copyediting 

  • Includes all Proofreading and Basic Copyediting elements
  • Checking text and headlines for consistent structure
  • Changing passive to active voice, if the author desires
  • Making note of ambiguous and/or incorrect statements

Substantive Editing 

  • Includes all Proofreading, Basic, and Heavy Copyediting elements
  • Eliminating wordiness and inappropriate jargon
  • Smoothing transitions and improving readability through restructuring
  • Suggesting additions/deletions to the material as appropriate

General Notes:

  • A copy of all edits will be provided to the author so the author understands what has been changed and feels complete ownership of their work.
  • Manuscripts will be accepted for editing following a submission of no less than 2,000 words, an agreement on the level of editing desired, and a minimum of a 50% non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance will be due upon completion of all edits.
  • Time to be returned will be negotiated on case-by-case basis.
  • The quote will include a flat rate based upon the editor and author’s agreement regarding the level of editing required and the editor’s anticipated hours of work.
  • Communication is vitally important, therefore the editor will strive to be in regular communication with the author, especially regarding significant changes and questions/concerns.
  • All payments are to be made to Now Found Publishing, LLC.