Moderate Editing

Moderate Editing
Base Rate: $.013/word
Turnaround: 2 – 4 weeks

Moderate Editing is the second level of copyediting. This level includes a line-by-line edit of the manuscript for the following:

  • Typographical errors
  • Misspelled words
  • Punctuation
  • Incorrect usage (effect/affect)
  • Consistency/Standardization
  • Sentence clarity
  • Word choice
  • Redundancies and/or inaccuracies in text
  • Maintenance of tone/voice

Inaccuracies may include incorrect spelling of song or book titles, proper names, dates, or well-known facts. (Extensive fact-checking is not supplied.)

Maintenance of tone/voice/word choice may include a review for consistency of style and mood or presentation of content; consistency of point of view and tense; or the correct usage of words.

Integrative Ink has been a tremendous blessing to me in the editing, formatting, and cover design of my books. I am getting compliments from all across the country for the outstanding design of the cover of my new book Midnight. I highly recommend them to anyone desiring to publish a book. Their knowledge and professionalism will make the process a positively memorable one.

Fidel Donaldson, Midnight

A moderate edit may also include Author Queries. We recommend second-level editing services for authors whose work may contain moderate problems with sentence structure or occasional inconsistencies in point-of-view or tense, in addition to basic errors. If you feel that your manuscript contains a number of awkward sentences, or if you feel you may have difficulty with dialogue, narration, and/or overall sentence structure, you may need an Extensive Edit. We recommend that all authors receiving moderate or extensive editorial services consider having their work proofread prior to submitting to a publisher. Request a free Sample Edit.

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