Basic Editing

Basic Editing
Base Rate: $.01/word
Turnaround: 2 – 4 weeks

Basic Editing is the first level of copyediting. Copyediting includes a line-by-line edit of the manuscript for the following:

Integrative Ink provided proficient, professional, and affordable services in the publication process of ‘The Websters’ Dictionary: How to Use the Web To Transform the World.’ We receive many complements on the high professional standards of the book itself, consistently noted to be at the level of quality of mainstream publishers. That has been a crucial element in the book’s success, with thousands of copies downloaded from its companion website, thewebstersdictionary.com.

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  • Typographical errors
  • Misspelled words
  • Punctuation
  • Incorrect usage (effect/affect)
  • Consistency/Standardization

When standardizing your manuscript, we will verify and/or correct the following:

  • Spelling and capitalization of specific and repeated terms, character names, and location references
  • The sequence of chapter headings and subheadings, lists, and tables
  • References to illustrations, tables, and figures within the text
  • Consistent style for em-dashes, ellipsis points, and serial commas

A basic edit may also include Author Queries. As the first level of copyediting, a basic edit will rarely include a review for content organization, sentence structure, clarity, word choice, or voice/style. We recommend first-level editing services for an author whose work has already been professionally reviewed or for work that may contain only basic errors. If you feel that your manuscript may need a more substantive edit, please choose from the Moderate and Extensive services available. Request a free Sample Edit

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