Whether you’re looking for an editorial expert in paranormal romance or business, cookbooks or sci-fi, we have your perfect match. That’s the first step. From there, your editor will work closely with you to help you achieve your goals and take your work to the next level.
|Comprehensive multipage editorial letter covering a range of structural issues (also called a manuscript assessment or critique)|
|Marked-up manuscript that provides specific suggestions for how to implement proposed revisions|
|Detailed line edit in Microsoft Word that addresses language, word choice, sentence structure, flow, and repetition|
From celebrities to business experts to parenting gurus to chefs, many would-be authors have the right material for a book but don’t have the know-how or, frankly, the time to execute. We do. Let us connect you with an experienced ghost to tell your story with the right structure, content, and tone to capture your personality and attract your audience.
No matter what your area of expertise is, a high-quality book proposal is a vital step toward achieving your publishing dreams. A compelling proposal is far more than just a summary of your book—it is a complex and persuasive marketing document that makes a clear business case for why a publisher should invest in you and your project. Our years spent as in-house acquiring editors mean we know what they’re looking for, and we know how to deliver.
Girls, I still have questions:
How long does editing take?
For an average manuscript, one editorial pass takes a month to six weeks.
Will you help me with my agent query letter once the manuscript is done?
We are happy to add on query letter writing or editing to your editorial package.
Does the developmental edit include copyediting?
Dev editing is not the same as copyediting and is not a substitute for that next valuable step. Copyeditors work to enforce style choices, correct grammar and spelling, and engage in fact-checking. GFP provides copyediting to individual clients only as part of more comprehensive self-publishing packages.
Do I need a book proposal?
Yes, all nonfiction books need a book proposal. If you’ve got a novel, you’ll want to draft a query letter, not a proposal. What about for a memoir? It depends. Give us a call, and we’ll help you figure it out.
Where can I find more information?
Get in touch with Christina Henry de Tessan, our vice president of editorial.
Further Reading About Editing:
- What Exactly Is a Developmental Edit?
- Choosing the Right Editor for You
- Plot Tips for a Compulsively Readable Story
- Five Mistakes Every Writer Should Avoid
- Five Questions for Children’s Book Writer and Editor Extraordinaire Laura Marsh
- The Beauty of Editing What You Don’t Know