Eschler Editing provides a variety of services for authors to help them get their manuscript into top shape in order to attract the interest of agents and publishers. These services include:
(Click on any one of the headings below for more information.)
Content evaluation and editing involves an in-depth review of a manuscript’s publishability (or in the case of self-publishing, its marketability), including specific ideas for where and how to improve your manuscript in order to generate an agent/publisher’s interest or better appeal to your audience.
Copyediting and proofing deal with sentence structure, grammar, spelling, punctuation, hyphenation, typos, proper capitalization, and small inconsistencies (not content issues). Copyediting is normally reserved for after content/line editing and before a product is press ready. (For short business works, copyediting is often all that is needed). Proofing comes after a book has been typeset and is press ready, and deals with last-minute cleanup and formatting problems stemming from preparing the file for publication formats.
Content and line editing offers not only correction of grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc., but also addresses content. In the case of nonfiction that would include style/voice, organization, general rhetorical issues, and marketability. For fiction that would include style/voice, plot, characterization, world-building (scifi/fantasy), dialogue, and marketability, etc.
Ghostwriting and writing coaching involve extensive editorial production or revision of text for your nonfiction or fiction project. Have ideas for a book but don’t have the time to write it? Ghostwriting helps busy professionals or parents accomplish their goals while focusing on what’s most important to them.
We can assist you in writing or editing a query letter, cover letter, or book proposal that will catch an agent or editor’s attention and generate manuscript requests.
We can help you save time and maintain professionalism by assisting in research or source-checking for your nonfiction project or novel.