FAQs and Resources

Why do I need a professional editor for my project?

How do I select the right editor for my project?

What do editor’s charge?

What does a book edit include?

  • Four types of editing exist: structural (assessing and shaping material to improve its organization and content), stylistic (clarifying meaning, improving flow, and smoothing language), copy editing (ensuring correctness, consistency, accuracy, and completeness), and proofreading (examining material after layout to correct errors in textual and visual elements).
  • The author and editor should decide together what type(s) of editing the book requires.

What is the difference between an editor and a ghostwriter?

How long does editing a book take?

  • This depends on the length of the book and the amount of editing the book requires.
  • This also depends on whether the author has a deadline or if the editor is working on other projects at the same time.
  • Editing a book could take a few days to a couple of weeks, but the author and editor should always agree on a schedule before editing begins.

How should the manuscript be formatted before editing begins?

  • Most editors prefer double-spaced manuscripts in 12-point standard font (Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri, or Courier). Manuscripts formatted this way are easier to read and provide space for editorial notations.
  • Guidelines for formatting a manuscript

What style manuals do you recommend?

What dictionaries do you recommend?

What resources do you recommend for writing in Canadian English?


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