To help you bring your book up to publishable standard for publishing with Central Park South Publishing, we offer the following editorial assistance:
The editor reads your book and writes a comprehensive overview/assessment showing the strengths and weaknesses of the storyline, characterization and dialogue, if there is too much telling and not enough showing and offers suggestions of what needs to be done.
In a road map edit, the editor goes into the author’s manuscript and line-by-line, using track changes and comments in the margins of the work, provides a step by step guideline for the author to follow, to bring the manuscript up to its best potential. This is an excellent process showing the author how to make the book the best it can be.
A developmental edit is a more intensive type of edit, where you are able to have direct contact with the editor. The editor will first complete a roadmap. Then, as you are working through your revisions based on the roadmap, you are able to contact the editor from time to time, either via phone or skype, to ask for suggestions and clarification in the reworking of your book.
This option is when the author would prefer that the editor re-write their book using the original as an outline. Sometimes a writer has a great story to tell but doesn’t have the tools to write it themselves, writing an outline instead. A ghostwriter/book doctor will work with the author to make their book publishable.