Working with a professional editor is an integral step in becoming a published author.
At Central Park South Publishing, we work with some of the best professional editors in the US, and we offer these services to writers whose books need an edit to bring them up to publishable standard.
We work with several independent professional editors, who each specialize in different genre. Some of our editors are award winning authors, others may have worked at major publishing houses, others have been individual editors for many years. We take special care in choosing the right editor for the author to fit the nature of the book and especially specializes in the genre of the work and also will connect with the writing voice.
We offer three different types of edits through our editing services. Each edit is progressively more intensive. The edit is usually chosen depending on the level of work needed to bring the author’s book up to publishable standard.
These edits include an overview. This is an overarching edit, in which the professional editor writes a 9-10 pages comprehensive assessment, or report, on your manuscript. The editor will point out what needs to be done regarding characterization, dialogue, timeline, story arc, and other areas that need work. The editor will provide occasional examples with page numbers as they go along.
The second type of edit is a roadmap. This is where the professional editor goes into the manuscript and, line by line, page by page, using track changes, makes comments and suggestions in the margins providing a step by step guideline for the author, to follow to help bring their book up to publishable standard. This is a more in-depth edit as it will show the exact areas that requires attention.
The third edit is a developmental edit. The professional editor will first complete a roadmap, as described above. Then, as the author is reworking their book based on the edit, they can be direct contact with the editor to ask questions for clarification and suggestions. This correspondence may be through email, phone, or video call. The editor will provide the author with guidance to make adjustments and rewrite aspects of the book.
We let the professional editor know our comments and review of the book, so that they are aware of what we believe needs to be done for the professional editor to bring the book up to a more publishable standard
Editing and revising is a process that all writers, even best-selling published authors, must go through and working with a professional editor is beneficial as it will provide a fresh perspective on the manuscript. Professional editors have nearly always worked in the publishing industry and are familiar with the standards commercial publishers expect from their authors.
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