Here at MRM, we take our jobs as editors (developmental, line/copy editing, and proofreading) seriously. We consider each project a success when we are able to assist in shaping the manuscript into a marketable product that honors the author’s voice, style, vision, goals, and target audience.
We offer many editing services and specialize in making your book marketable to a Christian audience.
Developmental Editing Services
A Developmental Edit is an in-depth analysis of all of the major components of your manuscript ensuring that they flow seamlessly and leave no gaps. The job of the developmental editor is to be a focused, objective reader who offers feedback to improve the structure, content, and organization of your manuscript.
Non-fiction authors can expect feedback, insight, and advice on content, structure, organization, personalization, clarity, focus, mechanics, writing style, fiction storytelling, message delivery, fact-checking, and suitability for the intended readership.
Fiction authors can expect feedback, insight, and advice on: structure, plot, characterization, storytelling, dialogue, head-hopping, viewpoint and narration, hooks, tone, scenery, description, pacing and progression, setting, voice, showing not telling, tense, cutting fluff and non-essential events, crafting intriguing openings and endings, creating workarounds for problem spots, and writing mechanics.
Developmental Edit & Copywriting Package
This upgrade to the Developmental Editing Services is for those who may be short on time or just rather have the Developmental Editor work with you to complete the revisions and rewrites.
Line and Copy Editing Services
A Copy or Line Edit is essential to the success of any book. This is the stage when your book is read aloud and checked for ease of readability and flow. The overall verbiage is assessed for oddities; sentences will be rewritten, suggestions will be offered and a focus group may be brought in. Minor edits may also be made at this time.
Proofreading is the final step in the editing process. Manuscripts will be thoroughly checked for spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, typographical errors, linguistics, and word usage. This is when your prose becomes polished and ready for its debut into the world!