Editing 101: Your Guide to the Different Types of Editing
 
Ready to publish your book? Here’s something you should keep in mind before handing in your manuscript: your book isn’t finished simply because you’re done writing it.

You still have to work toward transforming your book into the best version it can be by making sure it is error-free—and that means getting your work edited.
 
But what exactly do we mean by “editing”?
 
Not all editing is alike. Depending on the kind of review your book needs, getting it edited can involve different processes: proofreading, copyediting, line editing, content editing, or developmental editing.

Here at AuthorHouse, we offer core and advanced editing services that can help you polish and tighten your prose.
 
 
Let’s first focus on copyediting, one of our core services.
What is copyediting?
 
 
 
How can our copyeditors help improve your book?
 
Using the Chicago Manual of Style as foremost reference, they will correct errors in:
 
 
 
 
Capitalization
Grammar
Punctuation
Spelling and word usage
 
We will also be including suggestions where we think some sentences can be improved or recast for coherence, conciseness, and readability.
 
Sentence structure
Coherence in your transition of ideas
Consistency in style
 
What other editing services do we offer?
 
Not all manuscripts will need a copyedit. Others will only require a quick review, while the rest will benefit from a more in-depth check.
 
Core Editorial Services
 
These services focus on the technical parts of your writing.
 
     
Cover Copy Polish   Line Editing
     
Want to improve the text on your book’s cover? Our marketing experts and editors will help optimize your cover copy to entice readers.   Do you only require basic editing for your work? Our professional editors will review your manuscript for errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax.
     
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Content Editing   Content Editing Plus
     
Need help with sentence structure and grammar? A content editor will review your work for spelling and grammatical errors, consistency, and word usage.   Think your book needs a more extensive check? Our content editors will review your work's sentence structure plus your work’s accuracy.
     
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Advanced Editorial Services
 
These services focus on improving your work's content, plot, and pace.
 
   
Developmental Editing Preferred Editorial Package
Want your edit to include a wider scope? One of our developmental editors will review your manuscript and identify the big-picture elements that need to be improved. A content editor will also assist you in checking your manuscript for errors in grammar. Need a telephone consultation with an editor to get your points across? Aside from getting your work vetted by our developmental and content editors, this service allows you to talk with an editor consultant to discuss structural ideas, thoughts, and suggestions.
   
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Not sure what kind of editing your book needs?  
 
With our editorial assessment service, our team of editors will help you identify the parts of your work that need to be polished. We will give you a general assessment of your manuscript and a commentary toward improving it.