Here’s what you’ll get at the completion of your project:
- Editorial Summary — an overview of the project, highlighting the strong points of your manuscript and summarizing the problem areas that you’ll want to address
- Complete Manuscript with Markup and Comments — allows you to evaluate each recommended change and selectively accept or reject it
- Guide for using Microsoft Word “Track Changes” and Reviewer Comments
- Clean Copy of Your Manuscript with all edits applied and comments removed — often easier to read than the markup, allowing you to see the effect of the edits prior to making your final revisions
- For copyediting projects, a style sheet that documents decisions for the author and for proofreaders or other editors who may work with the manuscript during publication
Samples for Download
If we’re on a cadence of checkpoints, you’ll get interim deliverables of the editorial summary and the manuscript with markup. The guide for using “Accept Changes” is available whenever you want it. At the end of the project, you’ll have a complete version of everything.
Two important things to remember:
- This is your work. The final decision on which edits to accept, which to reject … and even what to completely revise … is yours.
- If there are things that concern you or that aren’t clear … or if you’d just like to better understand the rationale for any of my recommendations … I’m happy to discuss them with you. Please don’t hesitate to ask.