Structural editing is the first step of your editing journey.
This is a detailed service focusing on content, structure and style to ensure the manuscript is readable, cohesive and logical, that it flows well, and its message is clear and aligned with your goals. The structural editing service includes overall review, micro structural edit and extensive author input. Includes weekly checkin calls and constant inclusive feedback
Our structural editing service covers:
whether the book will achieve the writer’s goals with current content
consistency of the author’s voice
improvements to overall flow
the need to delete redundant or repetitive text
the need for additional content or reader aids to improve delivery of message
whether text would be best represented in tables, bullet points, activities, summaries, etc
order of chapters, sections and paragraphs
the need to tweak or re-write of content for clarity and tightening
relevancy of book chapter titles and subtitles
length of chapters
Your editor will go through your manuscript three times.
An overall assessment of major structural needs. Includes a written report and general comments on the manuscript.
Following the author’s re-writes, the editor performs a detailed content and structural edit of the manuscript, where changes and comments are actioned using Microsoft Word Track Changes. The editor may make creative suggestions in the form of small re-writes of phrases or sentences as examples. Sentences, paragraphs or chapters may be moved or text highlighted, accompanied with explanatory comments.
Following the author’s review of changes recommended by the editor, the editor checks the work and makes any final tweaks to the manuscript. It is then returned to the author to review prior to copy edit.
Structural editing costs 5.5¢ per word