Bookmasters’ services have allowed us to limit our internal personnel costs and concentrate on our core competencies.
Thomas Bacher, University of Akron Press
Once you’ve finishing writing your manuscript, you’re not done with the textual preparation of your document. Even if you’ve been fastidious in your efforts to self-correct every error and you had a friend or family member review it for mistakes, are you confident that your manuscript is in a professionally publishable state? After all, any grammatical mistakes that make it to print will reflect poorly on the finished product, so it’s vitally important that you have your manuscript reviewed and corrected by editorial professionals.
When you select Bookmasters’ editorial services, we treat your manuscript as if it was our own, thoroughly reviewing it, re-reading it, and correcting it as needed so it’s free of errors and reader friendly. Our project managers will work closely with you to keep your project on schedule and within budget during the editing process.
Copyediting. Correcting errors in your manuscript and ensuring its consistency and continuity while retaining the “author’s voice” is the cornerstone of the copyediting process. Each member of our editorial staff has years of professional editing experience. Their attention to detail and dedication to accuracy will give you peace of mind that your manuscript reads as best as it can. We electronically edit your manuscript using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes tool, which eliminates shipping fees and expedites the process. Our editors are proficient in most editorial styles (i.e., Chicago, AP, APA, etc.), so we have you covered regardless of your stylistic preference.
Proofreading. When it comes to reviewing your book’s final pages, our proofreaders have a keen eye and fastidious attention to detail. They will not only find and point out any lingering errors that may have snuck into your final book, they will also critique your pages’ formatting and design, looking for elements that need to be updated before going to press (i.e., missing page numbers, incorrect margin widths, footnote numbering, missing or incorrect citations, etc.).
Indexing. The most effective indexes are developed with the book’s audience in mind. Key topics, which may not be stated directly, can be hard to index correctly without professional experience. Bookmasters employs professional indexers who index by hand rather than via any automated systems, can saving you time and frustration all the while compiling a complete and user-friendly index.
Assessment. Our editorial staff will take your manuscript and will read a selected cross-section of chapters. From this, we can assess your writing’s strengths and weaknesses, covering plot development, continuity, characterization, and other facets of your book’s construction. We will offer advice on what you need to work on to tighten up and improve your book’s literary flow, as well as suggestions on what editorial services may help you achieve your writing goals.
Bookmasters also offers other editorial services such as translation into other languages, seeking and securing permissions, accuracy checking, and sense reading.
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