J. ARTHUR'S WRITING SERVICES: Editing & Publishing Services

Editing Services

Phone Consults:

Whether you need help with writer's block, brainstorming, talking through a plot point, or figuring out how to get started, this service offers a one-hour session to talk you through it.  This is included in all of the packages but is also available à la carte for those who just need a bit of help.


• Includes Phone Consultation
Checking proofs of formatted, edited material for readability and providing reader response and light edits.

Copy Editing:

Editing for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and for internal consistency of facts; inserting head levels and approximate art placement; editing tables, figures, and lists; notifying the designer of any unusual production requirements.

• Includes Phone Consultation
• Includes Proofreading
• Editing preface or foreword
• Negotiating changes with author

Notes: The agreement is for all edits to be made in Track Changes and approved by the author.
“Copy editing” is often loosely used, so additional tasks must be specified.

Developmental Editing:

Clarifying or reorganizing a manuscript for content and structure; examining pacing, readability, and structure; eliminating jargon, polishing language, and other non-mechanical, line-by-line editing.

• Includes Phone Consultation
• Includes Proofreading
• Includes Copy Editing
• Researching
• Checking or correcting reading level
• Negotiating plot and structural changes with the author
• Ensuring your product is not in violation of any copyrights

Project Coaching:

Coordinating and editing a project from proposal or rough manuscript to final manuscript. Includes Cover Design; however, original art will be purchased at the author’s expense.

• Includes Phone Consultation
• Includes Proofreading
• Includes Copy Editing
• Includes Developmental Editing
• Includes Cover Design

In addition to these services, this also includes help with a query letter. For those who are self-publishing, the additional services are as follows: ISBN number, Library of Congress registry, and working with CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing platforms.


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