Blue Heron Book Works

Blue Heron Book Works, Publishing the Best Writing in the World

Author services including editorial services

If you need some help with your manuscript, if you're getting more rejections than "show me more!" please take advantage of our professional author services.  This is a separate service from our book publishing and script writing services. 

Author Services

1. Substantive (developmental) editing

  

One of our most important editorial services is substantive editing. The document is evaluated, and problems of structure, organization, coherence, and logical consistency are corrected. Sentences may be removed or added. Paragraphs may be rewritten, condensed, or expanded. Blocks of text may be moved from one section to another. Key for publishing success. Turnaround time and cost determined by size of project.


2. Coaching

  

Particularly useful if you have an idea and can’t get started. We charge an initial evaluation fee, depending on the size of the project, and then by the hour until you get off the ground.

3. Formatting

  The editor will amend document text to ensure that it complies with the required format, such as the format required by a specific journal or for self-publishing platforms such as Createspace. Turnaround time and cost determined by size of project.

4. Review

 We can provide a one to two-page diagnosis of the manuscript that gives specific feedback on where the manuscript can be improved. Turnaround time and cost are determined by size of project.

5. Graphics

  

We can provide professional covers at a reasonable cost for self-publishing projects. Also, website design using platforms that you can modify yourself later. Turnaround time and cost are determined by size of project.

6. Ghosting

We have professional novelists and creative non-fiction authors on staff who can give voice to your project. Turnaround time and cost are determined by size of project and the talent selected.

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