An avid reader knows that no successful book is published without professionals editing the manuscript. This is because even the best writers make mistakes. May it be technical (grammar, usage of words, punctuation, spelling, etc.) or scholastic (scientific terms, references, factual information, etc.), any errors could mean a total waste and could lessen the reader’s appreciation to it.
Learn More | Editing a Self Published Book
Proofreading is available to all editorial services. Proofreaders will do the final checking. They are sometimes called furnishers since they will do the smooth cleaning in the editing process. Proofreading has two parts: after editing process, and after book layout.
Basic Editorial Service
$0.030 per word
As the name implies, the root concept of editing is to fix technical errors from a finished work. These are the basics of editing, majorly coined as Copyediting and Line Editing. Both are often defined interchangeably, but they are totally different from each other.
Your manuscript undergoes different stages of editing. Copyeditors will check on the spelling, grammar, word usage, proper punctuations, conjunctions and hyphenations, capitalization, and typographical errors. After copyediting, line editors will then check for consistency. For example, the author writes on an earlier page, “her hair is soft and blonde”, then on later pages, he writes, “she brushed her black hair”, even without mentioning ever blackening her hair. Line editing is also for redundancy— words or phrases that are of the same point, but are written in different ways; and words or phrases that are being overused.
Basic Editorial Service is the fundamental bolt of a published manuscript.
Turn-around time 30-45 Days
Advanced Editorial Service
$0.060 per word
When you avail of this service, all the basic editing is already part of the package. The service highlights majorly on content editing and line sophistication.
In Advanced Editorial Service, your published manuscript isn’t just clean from technical errors but is also improved with line sophistication to catch the readers’ attention and taste. Well, literary pieces are best remembered by their catchy lines, after all. Here is an example from Iliad, where both entail entirely similar idea, but one is laid out in a more poetic way than the other:
Simple construction: “…Helen, the reason for the war in Troy…”
Sophisticated construction: “…Helen, the face that launched a thousand ships…”
Oftentimes, improvement goes beyond just line by line. Legaia makes sure that your work will follow consistency and accuracy in order for readers to fully appreciate the plot and pace as they read through the paragraphs. The content should be able to connect the idea from the author’s perception to the reader’s comprehension.
Turn-around time 60 Days.
Developmental Editing Service
$0.09 per word
Preparing the plot of your work would definitely be a heavy task as much as starting the first draft until the final one. For most authors who are having a hard time putting their ideas into words, or those who can’t find enough time, no need to worry. Legaia’s professional editors will help you by providing sufficient information and research materials for you to be able to write down your ideas more effectively.
Developmental Editing involves author collaboration for planning, characters build-up, plot enhancements, and researching. This is a special service to writers who still have to write down their ideas but need someone else’s help to be able to achieve it in a desirable timetable. There are many people who could conceive a perfect story but could never indulge in writing. If you are one of them, with Developmental Editing Service, Legaia is a perfect solution for your ideas to come to fruition.
Turn-around time depends on author-editor collaboration