LEVELS OF EDITING
Faye Quam Heimerl assesses where you are on your manuscript-writing journey and can deliver exactly the right option for you. Choose from these possibilities:
Gives you an objective opinion of whether your manuscript is “any good.”
Faye reads your manuscript for its strengths and weaknesses, then provides a written report addressing title, target readers, organization, style, breadth of information, and more. You’ll receive crucial suggestions for improving it before incurring costly editing and production costs.
Improves your book’s expression, clarity, and artistry by attending to the minute details.
Faye brings fresh eyes to sharpening the content of your manuscript. She looks at the current theme, style, relationships between characters and plot, dialogue, format choice, and more, while imagining how much better it can become.
Then she peruses through your manuscript to spot every ambiguity and tie up all loose ends. She queries anything that seems unclear or odd, suggests better wording, smoothes out awkward phrases, and polishes your book before you unveil it to the public.
Be aware that this process takes several weeks and sometimes months, requiring several passes in collaboration with you. But you’ll appreciate the benefits when you proudly put it out into the world.
Nurtures your story from the ground up.
With the patience and guidance of a winning coach, Faye helps you plant, nurture, and prune your manuscript. Together you’ll develop ideas for a new stories and chapters. Or if you’ve already completed the manuscript, she can reshape it into a coherent, readable, and artistic work of art.
Transforms chaos into order.
You’ve got ideas and passion, but lack the ability to put them on paper clearly. Faye tackles the heart of your manuscript concept and develops or revives it with compelling, convincing, well-argued writing.
Don’t leave for the printer’s without it.
Faye makes sure spelling, grammar and punctuation, cross-references, alphabetization, and word usage are correct. She ensures consistent hyphenation, numerals, fonts, and capitalization. When it comes to final proofreading, she may recommend hiring an outside, experienced proofreader to make sure no glitches and typos get through. All in all, this process gives you pre-publication peace of mind.
Don’t wait to give your writing the artistry it needs! Contact Faye at Quam Editorial today!