Mini line and copyedit – who it’s for
If you don’t feel ready to commit to a full line and copyedit, but want a professional to steer you in the right direction, let me work on the first 10,000 words of your novel. Then you can follow my lead for the rest of your book.
What you get
1. A line-by-line edit on the first 10K words
I'll switch on Track Changes and Comments so you can see every change I’ve made and any recast I’ve suggested.
2. Application of MS Word styles
Styles ensure that all the different elements of a book file are rendered consistently (e.g. font size, spacing, bold, italic, indentation etc.). You can use the styles I've created to format the remainder of your novel.
3. A sentence-level editorial report
This report will enable you to apply what you've learned from my mini line and copyedit to the rest of your novel.
I'll show you what’s working and what you can improve on, paying particular attention to the following:
Jeff Carson, mystery & thriller writer
'I like working with people who have strong work ethics, and they don’t get stronger than Louise’s responsiveness, thoroughness, patience, skill, and professionalism. I can’t imagine publishing another work without Louise scouring it first. I wholeheartedly recommend her services ... Just don’t hire her when I need her.'
Clive Hebard: Little, Brown
'Louise Harnby consistently provides top-quality work, and she is punctual, reliable and a pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending her.'
Jen Hamilton-Emery, Salt Publishing
'A million thanks – your mark-up is perfect, as always.'