editing is the heart of what we do
The editing relationship can begin at any stage of the writing process. No matter where you are in the creation cycle, one of our packages is bound to be perfect for you.
The Vision Plus Plan
Maybe you’re just getting started. Great–we can help. You’re looking at the Vision Plus Plan. Your editor will be by your side as you vision and organize your thoughts; create an outline with impact; keep your deadlines; and produce the book you’ve been wanting to write. Plus, you get everything in the Developmental and Strictly Editorial plans below. Expect a lot of contact with your editor in the visioning stage; coaching to keep you on track with the writing; and then three editorial passes once the full manuscript is in our hands. Talk to us about the Vision Plus Plan.
The Developmental Plan
Perhaps you already have a first draft, but you know it needs some serious help. All the content flowed out of you onto the page—but is it in the right order? Is your message getting across as effectively as possible? What’s missing, and what can be cut to keep those pages turning? This is where a Developmental edit is critical. We’ll give the book a first read, and will write you an editorial letter recommending revisions to the structure, organization, message development, and more. This is the stage where a mediocre book becomes a great book. We have years of experience working for major publishing companies. Whether you hope to get a book contract or to self-publish, we won’t let you out of our sight until your book is professional quality. Once you’ve completed your developmental revision (note: you can hire us to do the work for you if you’d like), we’ll give you all the perks of the Strictly Editorial plan below. Find out more about the Developmental Plan.
The Strictly Editorial Plan
So you have a book, and you’re sure it’s in perfect order. All you need is a second set of eyes. Perfect—Strictly Editorial is the plan for you. You can expect two rounds of editing on this plan. First, we’ll do a deep edit, polishing your prose and suggesting any necessary clarifications and elucidations. You’ll revise the draft and send it back to us for a final once-over. In the second editorial round, we’ll smooth out any last bumps—getting the book ship-shape and ready for action. What you will end up with is with a book that is the best, most clear, most sophisticated version of your words and writing possible. Let’s talk Strictly Editorial.
Before you take your self-published book to press, a trained set of eyes is critical. kn literary arts does not currently offer proofreading services, but it’s such an important step we decided to include it here! Think of this as a public service announcement: don’t print a book without getting a professional proofreader to check out your typeset pages! A quick search on the oracle Google will drum up lots of proofing pros.
A La Carte
While the packages give you more bang for your buck, all of our editorial services are available a la carte as well. Contact us to craft your own plan.