Services for AuthorsEDITING
Our editors have many years of experience and are fully accredited members of the Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers Ireland (AFEPI Ireland) and Advanced Professional Members of CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading) formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) in the UK.
A structural editor will evaluate a manuscript as a whole and analyse how well its constituent parts contribute to the central message or narrative. A structural edit will often involve rewrites and substantial structural changes. Not all books will need a structural edit. This is especially true when an author has already gone back over and reworked his/her text.
To enquire about structural editing, just drop us a line at email@example.com
Copy-editing takes the text and makes it ready for publication. A copy-edit corrects grammar and spelling but also includes standardising capitalisation, punctuation, style and syntax for consistency and flow. It does not consist of rewriting or changing the text in any substantive way. The aim is to ensure that whatever appears in public is accurate and easy to follow and free of error, inconsistency and repetition. This process picks up mistakes, ambiguities and anomalies and alerts you to possible legal problems.
To enquire about copy-editing, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Proofreading is a quality check and a tidy-up. A copy-edit must be done before proofreading. A proofreader looks for consistency in usage and presentation, and accuracy in text, images and layout, but cannot be responsible for the author or copy-editor’s work.
To enquire about proofreading, just drop us a line at email@example.com
An index is essential to almost any non-fiction book. It is an ordered arrangement of entries, designed to enable users to locate information in a document. Indexes are often the first point of reference for the reader, and will be the most efficient route to finding specific information in the book. The skill of indexing lies in analysing the document, identifying indexable terms and concepts, and creating appropriate entries. Document types that may require an index include legal or medical texts, academic journals, school textbooks and factual books for the general reader.
To enquire about indexing, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
“After all your time and effort putting words on paper it is worth giving it that extra push to get it over the winning line, and I had an example of that in one of Ireland’s leading bookshops Kenny’s of Galway when leaving both of my books in there for sale [one edited professionally, the other not]. Des Kenny just quickly flicked through the pages and said ‘this one was not edited’. To my amazement he had spotted the difference instantly.”