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Round One

  • Edit the manuscript with an eye for the grammatical errors and inconsistencies noted in the Basic Copyedit, as well as offer developmental suggestions and queries to improve the clarity, arc, and soundness of your book’s argument in the case of nonfiction; and characterization, dialogue, and plot development in the case of fiction
  • Ensure that the book’s execution is consistent throughout the manuscript
    Highlight text that is erroneous, repetitive, or extraneous
    Conduct a 30-minute telephone consultation with you following the first edit to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding the editorial recommendations

Round Two

  • Perform a second developmental edit once you have revised the manuscript based on the editorial recommendations offered in the first edit. During this second round, your editor will address any remaining structural flaws or inconsistencies. If new text was incorporated as part of your revision process, your editor will copyedit the new material during this round

Round Three

  • During this round, we’ll correct any lingering typos or errors, as well as review non-text elements including, but not limited to: photos, charts, graphs, and tables.

How the Publish Prep Edit Work

Round One

  • Your editor will complete a developmental edit on your manuscript. When you receive the edited manuscript, you’ll have an opportunity to review each of the edits and deletions. You’ll then have the choice to accept or reject them.
  • 30-minute Editing Call: After you review the edited manuscript, you’ll contact your project coordinator to schedule a 30-minute editing call with the editor.

Round Two

  • After you’ve had your telephone consultation with your editor, made all your revisions, and are satisfied with the revised draft of your manuscript, you’ll submit your revised manuscript for a second round of editing. This is beneficial for authors because an editor will be able to see new changes input by the author before going to print.

Round Two

  • Once you review your second round of editing, you’ll submit your manuscript one final time for a new editor to complete a proofread style edit on your manuscript. This service gets you as close to traditional publishing as possible in the self-publishing industry.