typically involves correcting typographical and punctuation errors,
misspellings, and grammatical mistakes as well as formatting
COPYEDITING covers the same areas, but can
word usage, capitalization, word breaks, and over-all tone.
which can extend from moderate to heavy, seeks to achieve clarity of
subject, logic, and consistency. In the substantive editing process,
confusing and awkward writing may be reworked while sentences are
analyzed for structure/syntax and readability. Run-on sentences are
identified and corrected. Excessive repetition is removed or
highlighted for review.
-- When required, style revisions will be suggested or implemented
(e.g., page numbers, margins, headings, spacing,
indentations/paragraphs, quotes, references, citations,
am currently working on
“Captain D's Insanely Great Guidebook to Downeast Maine.” I contend
it's the best guidebook ever compiled for our area because it is
the only one ever to touch upon every point of
interest in the territory (which extends throughout eastern Maine, from
Rockland to Calais, and from Bangor to Mount Desert Island). A work in
progress, check it out at DowneastInDepth.com.
Address: Edit-It Editorial Services, Box 357 Ellsworth, ME 04605.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Editing Contract | Freelance
Getting to Know You
shot. Before submitting your manuscript for publication, run it by us.
Editing by us will greatly enhance your chances of acceptance.
Let me introduce us. We're Jack Malaby and Richard Baker, longtime
residents of Downeast Maine.
Between the two of us, we bring more
than 70 years of experience to the editorial table. We're good and know
My friend Jack is the author of two
books and has nearly completed a
third. Using the pseudonym J.
Thomas Ford, he has written numerous
short stories and a nearly
completed novella. He
has polished them until they positively shine.
conscientious and will bring unsurpassable expertise to your
My given name is Richard, but I am known professionally as Captain D.
Since the sixties, I have been engaged in editing and publishing both
newspapers and magazines. These days I am focusing on Internet
publishing; I maintain a "baker's
dozen" Websites of my own and numerous others for various clients.
My flagship Website is DowneastInDepth.com.
Jack and I both have fine-tuned ears for coherent and colorful
composition. We emphasize
deft touches, your work will be
approachable, memorable, and, most
likely, publishable. We promise top-level quality at affordable prices
and guarantee satisfaction unconditionally.
Let us prove it.
Send us a sample of your work. A page or two will do.
We will edit it to give you an idea of to expect from us. Concurrently,
we will begin to understand your needs. We realize that every
client has particular requirements. No assembly
line mentality here. We
regard every job as unique.
considering publishing on demand. You're probably aware
that digital technology is opening up exciting possibilities. Without a
big investment, you can bring a book into the world, publishing however
many copies you want. No more garages full of unwanted books. If you
like, we can handle the details involved in sensable self-publishing,
leaving you free to focus on writing.
Once published, marketing that book can pose problems. And here again
we shine. We'll design and host a Website for that book, introducing
you and your book to a world-wide audience. We can augment this with a
FACEBOOK page. If you like, we can post sample chapters. Once hooked,
readers can order books directly from you.
Let's consider money. Up here in small-town Maine, the cost of living
is way less than that of big cities. We are spared their overheads. We
have no offices, which means no secretarial, clerical, janitorial, or
commuting costs. (Much of our work utilizes free WIFI from Karen's Cafe
in downtown Ellsworth; truth be told our muffin bill can be
considerable.) Muffins notwithstanding, the other savings are reflected
in our attractive rates. It's the best of all worlds.
Our work is fast,
accurate, and affordable, as well as completely professional.
If you like, you can hire us as a team. One of us will edit your work;
one of us will edit the edit. This will give you two fresh
perspectives. We won't release your job or expect payment until we've
all agreed it's as good as it can possibly be.
Richard W. Baker
a.k.a. Captain D
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