Commonly Asked Questions
How long will the edit take?
We aim to return your edited manuscript within 28 working days. However, it all depends on your editor. We pick the best editor for each job and their workload will dictate the turnaround time. What we will do is provide you with a target delivery date.
Will an edit correct ALL spelling and grammar mistakes?
No! What we will do is remove all the mistakes that we find, but this is not a proofread. In fact, proofreaders are not the same as editors, since it is a very different skill set. In addition, our edit will trigger you to rewrite sections of your book. Even if we did remove all errors it is inevitable that rewrites would add more (human nature and all that). Therefore, we always suggest that a writer carries out a proofread AFTER the edit and rewrites.
Once I have had the book edited will the editor look at the changes?
It depends. We don’t carry out second edits. The reason for this is that we will say everything we can to add value to your book in the first edit. Even with significant rewrites it is probably just not worth you paying for an additional edit from the same editor. This said, we are happy to talk to you and even give general feedback on significant alterations. We see this as a long term partnership.
Do you accept all genres?
No. We accept most fiction genres and all major non-fiction genres. We DON’T accept: Poetry, short stories or highly technical non-fiction.
Do you accept all writers?
No. We accept about 90% of the manuscripts that are submitted. If we feel your work is not yet at a stage where our editing will provide the maximum value we will return the manuscript to you. This most commonly occurs when English is not the writer’s first language.
Do you keep the copyright?
NO! We are simply a service. You pay us, we make your book better. At no point do we take ANY rights. ALL rights remain yours at all times.
I have a question, what should I do?
Go to the contact page and fire us an email.