Have you already started on your book? Perhaps you have notebooks filled with ideas, box files stuffed with jottings or online documents full of half-written chapters – but, somehow, it has just never become a book.
That’s where our experienced writers can help. Whether it’s book completion, developmental editing or re-writing, we have the ability to turn those ideas and notes into the finished project you have dreamed of.
Few publishers employ full-time editors these days and many potentially good books are rejected because of errors in editing, typing, grammar, construction, and even presentation. When editing a manuscript we are all used to solving the inevitable problems and providing top quality work.
Many books fall at the very last hurdle. There may be a full text, but it isn’t quite the right text. A good editor can help make your work everything it can be. Publishers are more likely to make an offer on a book when they know that an experienced and professional writer is part of the package. If you can show them a clean, complete and polished manuscript, it’ll put you well ahead of the crowd.
Developmental and creative editing
Some projects just need a little more. With this service, we can take a basic manuscript and shape it into a book that works. This sometimes means restructuring, adding extra material or cutting, so that the story remains intact, the book keeps its integrity and essence, and what emerges is a great read.
There is also the option of having one of our ghostwriters take the material you have collated and re-write, strengthen and expand it where necessary. This will often entail interviews or extra research, as well as some form of editing. By taking this approach, you can be sure that your story will benefit from our skills and expertise and stand the best possible chance of attracting both publishers and readers.