VIP Editing can provide you with a competent and professional second set of eyes. It is a proven fact that it's impossible to proof your own work; you tend to overlook mistakes of all sizes. Your mind subconsciously fills in what it thinks should be there and your conscious appraisal is none the wiser. But you can be sure that an agent or acquisitions editor will be aware of your oversights. Because editing is actually part of the writing process, you absolutely cannot let your manuscript leave your possession without this important step.
Besides a detailed copy edit, we can assist with story and character development by offering suggestions for improvement or actually assisting with rewrites.
We focus on the following critical areas, as needed:
Setting the Hook
Point of View
Action and Pacing
Tone / Voice
Climax / Story Resolution
Nothing but the truth ...
We start our collaboration from a foundation of honesty and ethics. When you ask for this appraisal, we will give you a chapter by chapter analysis of your manuscript. We view the manuscript as your readers would and ask questions that are left out.
An evaluation will tell you whether you're on the right or wrong track (or even have writing talent); a critique deals with specifics. Your manuscript will be examined for areas of weakness, inconsistencies, and character development problems. Accuracy, clarity, completeness, faults in chronology, voice, viewpoint, and overall impact of the work on the reader will also be assessed. When necessary, alternate themes, organization, dialogue, sub-plots, descriptive passages, or tie-ins will be suggested. Both the evaluation and the critique include an opinion regarding marketability.
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