Comprehensive Edits

What is a Comprehensive Edit?

A comprehensive edit is like having a secret side-kick to help make your story the best it can possibly be. Our comprehensive editing services include a combination of line editing, editorial comments within the manuscript, suggestions for rewrites, and a written strengths and weaknesses overview of the story.

During a comprehensive edit our editors are looking for:

  • Ways to enhance and improve dialogue and tighten up your writing
  • Areas that are unclear or need addtional fleshing out
  • Excess descriptions or extraneous information that slows down a story
  • Overuse or repetition that could distract your readers
  • Opportunities to improve pacing and enhance sensory description

Comments made within the manuscript might include suggestions or questions designed to help you:

  • Strengthen plot points and scenes to ensure they accomplish what you need them to
  • Support character development
  • Tighten up writing and increase clarity and vibrance
  • Identify areas to be cut, revised, or fleshed out

The Strengths and Weakness Overview includes detailed feedback in each of the following areas:

  • POV
  • Dialogue
  • Pacing
  • Character Development
  • Grammar & Structure
  • Originality
  • Use of Language
  • Overall Readability
  • Plus any additional areas that stand out to the editor.

Average time to complete a comprehensive edit is 5-8 weeks depending on the length and condition of the manuscript.

Comprehensive Editing Rate: $.02 - $.05 per word (minimum $250.00)

 

How This Works

  • In order to partner you with right editor, we offer a free, no-strings attached quote and assessment of your manuscript.
  • To begin work we require a 50% down payment. Remaining 50% is due upon completion. 
  • Ready to get your no-obligation quote? Submit your manuscript below.