Patchwork Press offers four different editorial packages for both full-length novels and novellas: proofreading, copyediting, substantive (or line) editing and developmental editing. Whatever your revision needs, we’ve got you covered.
*Package prices are determined by page count*
Note: A traditionally formated novel is about 250 words/page.
Proofreading is the most basic editing packages, searching for oft-overlooked errors such as typos, misspellings and errors in style (punctuation, grammar and formatting).
Copyediting is the second layer of editing with a concentration on the language (or copy) of your work. The focus of copyedits is on attempting to make the style of the manuscript clean and consistent. This includes word choice and tense, syntax and style.
Substantive (Line) Editing
Substantive, or line, editing looks at the manuscript as a whole, combining the corrections of proof and copy edits.
Developmental editing focuses on big picture edits, such as character development, plot development, pacing, consistency and story/series arch. Developmental editing does not include line-specific corrections of proof and copy edits.