NANCY OSA EDITORIAL/
…Book Preparation from the Ground Up
© 2015 by Nancy Osa, all rights reserved.
DO YOU need an editor? Yes, but not just to find typos or fix grammar. Editing books or promotional material takes a special sensibility. Your work is one of a kind and requires attention to content, format, ease of reading, and your particular audience.
ONLY AN experienced editor will have the range to produce top work across vastly different genres, fields, and media. “Bad” editing often indicates a narrow view of the written work or little respect for the reader. Every successful self-published author that I know cites quality editing as the main force behind a well-made book.
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BOOK DOCTORING is a term for “fixing” an existing rough draft manuscript that has issues with organization or expression of the author’s message, which prevent it from engaging readers. This type of editing may require a blend of ghostwriting, revision, and reorganization.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT synthesizes the work of multiple writers under one editorial manager to create a seamless whole that adheres to a single style guide. Your book series, Web content, or promotional material can benefit from this editorial oversight.
CONTENT EDITING focuses solely on the ideas of a written work and how they are expressed. Fiction manuscripts undergo one or more rounds of content editing while still in draft stage, and nonfiction prose can be analyzed and altered until it is complete, accurate, and clearly rendered.
COPYEDITING is so widely utilized in all types of writing that it has become a one-word blanket term for attention to form: that is, grammar, usage, and style as per the rules of English language. Content and format may or may not change in this round of editing, which precedes a final proofread.
PROOFREADING is the last pass at text before publishing to catch typos, misspellings, format glitches, style deviations, and other errors. It should take place after all revision changes have been made in order to produce as picture-perfect a document as possible before printing or posting electronically.
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