Even best-selling authors need to work with professional editors to make their books ready for the public. Whether your manuscript needs an initial assessment, a line edit, or a final copy edit to tighten the writing and make it as strong as possible, Stark Contrast Editing can help.
This edit is perfect for manuscripts that are in the early editing process. The assessment will provide a lengthy editorial review of how the author needs to move forward with his or her manuscript. This edit will cover the overall aspects of the book, including characterization, dialogue, pace, setting, timeline, showing / telling areas, etc. Using the assessment as a guide, the author can work through his or her manuscript to bring it to the next level.
A line edit is best for manuscripts that already have a very strong storyline in place. This edit is extremely intensive and is when the editor will go through the manuscript, line-by-line, making comments and suggestions where needed. The line edit will address everything as the assessment does, but it will do it on a much deeper level, pointing out exactly where work needs to be done. The line edit will also address writing style to help authors with awkward phrasing, grammar and punctuation problems.
A copy edit is needed after the developmental editing has been complete. This will address writing style to tighten wording and phrases, as well as spelling, grammar, and punctuation. This is the final stage of the editing process.
We are now offering a new package deal for authors who are interested in just revamping their query and synopsis. This edit gives detailed feedback to make sure your query and synopsis are ready to send to agents and publishers!