Production Process

Editing: Structural editing, Copyediting and Proofreading

There is a lot of information that can be sourced on the Internet that describes the various types of editing (Structural, Copyediting and Proofreading) and what is generally involved. In summary, copyediting mainly involves improvements to the manuscript on a sentence level with a focus on prose, i.e., voice, style, language, dialogue, POV, context and storyline. Revisions and eliminating repetition are also part of this process.

While Copyediting and Structural editing are both concerned with the fundamental elements of writing, Structural editing is the most complex and involves restructuring and overall organisation. It is concerned with pace, logic, flow, character and plot development and other essential components that bring a story to life.

Proof reading is the final stage of the editorial process. Proofreading is designed to identify errors that may have been overlooked. It is the final polish before the manuscript is formatted for print.   

Book Formatting and Typesetting

Once again there is a myriad of information online about book formatting and typesetting and the difference between these services. We use both methods with our traditionally published books for a good reason: Dynamic Readability. Typesetting is a meticulous artform that takes time and patience. Each word, sentence, paragraph, story break and chapter is analysed, and adjusted if necessary, to create a smoother reading experience.

While typesetting is optional, formatting is essential in creating a book that meets industry standards. Professional formatting enhances readability and enables readers to differentiate between chapters, headings, paragraphs, sections and so forth.

As a self-publisher you have the autonomy and creative control to select the service that meets your needs.