Editorial FAQs

What types of editing do you offer?
We offer (3) levels of editing:

Basic copy edit includes grammar, punctuation, consistency and word usage.

Line and copy edit includes the above plus syntax, clarity of expression, sentence restructuring for consistent flow.

Comprehensive edit includes the above plus content removal with proper replacement, verification of facts, line-by-line commentary review & critique for concept consistency, organization, flow, cohesiveness, intended use and marketability.

What does the editor do?
The editor will review the entire manuscript line-by-line and do a comprehensive edit for structure, spelling and grammar, and make sure that the chapters flow smoothly, in a linear manner. Also, he/she will ensure that the tone of your book matches that which you want to convey in your marketing message. Upon completion of the first round of editing, commentary will be sent to you along with instructions on how to submit corrections (if any), and afterwards we will proceed with finalizing the editing process.

Does the editor work one-on-one with all the authors?
Unless otherwise noted, your contract with Purposely Created Publishing does not include one-on-one coaching or in-depth manuscript creation outside the scope of your publishing agreement.

However, the editor will make comments in your manuscript if your work is missing vital information, if we feel the subject matter needs to be shifted, or if we have questions about the people, places, or events. You will receive the comments after the first round of editing is completed.

Can I use my own editor?
If publishing under our imprint, no. All books published under our imprint must use our internal editorial team. This is non-negotiable, but doesn’t apply to proofreading. You can either hire us for proofreading or an outside source.

Are there any specifications with a foreword?
Not precisely. The purpose of the foreword is to introduce and endorse the book, hence the person writing it should either be given an unedited written synopsis or at least 2 unedited chapters to understand the book topic. Also, there isn’t a minimum or maximum word/page count for a foreword, however, we recommend no more than 3-5 pages.

What is the difference between editing and proofreading
Proofreading is the process of reviewing your manuscript text to correct any remaining errors–typos, misspelled words, mistakes in grammar and punctuation—after the file has gone through a comprehensive edit. Proofreading is an essential phase of the process, as it increases the chance of producing an error-free file for publication. You may want to hire a professional proofreader to help with this stage or request our proofreading services.


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