The Editorial Critique
Your manuscript deserves the eyes of a professional before it is shown to literary agents, acquiring editors, and publishers. Our Book Editor will create an independent, standalone document after a thorough review of your manuscript. It will highlight the project’s strengths and weaknesses so that you know what areas need revision…and which ones are perfect as is!
How It Works
Nonfiction: Analyze structure, concept, clarity, theme, and flow; review hook, title, tone, and presentation. Fiction: Evaluate character development, dialogue, and transitions; assess loose ends and plot strength.
$550 flat fee for manuscripts of 60,000 words or less. If your manuscript runs longer, please contact our editor with the word count and request a quote.
Why go with BookCrafters LLC?
Don’t be seduced by a company that advertises a seemingly inexpensive per-word rate!
Think about the experience and background you’ll receive here. The editor at BookCrafters LLC Professional Editing is Elizabeth Zack, who worked at two premier NYC publishers for a total of fifteen years. She served at these two companies as a SENIOR developmental editor AND acquisitions editor. She knows the marketplace. She knows what is going to sell. She understands how to present and position your material.
At BookCrafters LLC Professional Editing, Editor Elizabeth Zack gives you the benefit of her highly regarded publishing industry expertise as she provides you with specific, detailed line-by-line edit in regards to each word, sentence, and the book (and its concept) as a whole.
You get what you pay for. Before you sign on with another company, consider the publishing background their “editor” really has. Was their editor a top-level editor working at one of America’s largest, most reputable publishing houses (like Elizabeth Zack was)? Are you going to be told the name of your editor? Are you going to be able to exchange emails, or talk on the phone with them, if you have questions? Is there a personal, one-on-one relationship and a dialogue being offered?
What actual editorial service is the company offering? Is what they call “line editing” a service traditionally known as “copyediting,” where the “editor” is just fact-checking and correcting grammar and misprints? Are you going to be working with a real “book editor” with publishing experience (vs. a copyeditor)? Are editing marks and revisions embedded within the text of the manuscript at precisely the point where they are needed?
At BookCrafters LLC Professional Editing, you are NOT just another client; not just a job or a number. And - your book is not a “unit.” You’ll exchange emails with your editor, Elizabeth. You’ll talk on the phone with her too. Your manuscript will be in the right hands, and you'll enjoy a personal, one-on-one relationship and dialogue.