Hiring a great copy editor is going to get you to the finish line of your writing project! You need the skills of an experienced copy editor to achieve the 7 essential C’s in your writing, which are to be: clear, correct, coherent, complete, concise, consistent and credible.
· Editing will assist you in checking your ideas and concepts for cohesion and consistency, ensuring flow, language and tone are appropriate for your book genre
· Editing provides objectivity and reader-based perceptions
· Editing enables the author to develop a bespoke, workable book strategy
· Editing will reveal and correct spelling errors, punctuation, grammatical mistakes and sentence structure
· Editing is a collaborative effort between author and editor
· Editing produces a polished manuscript, providing a plumb-line for your work against recognised and established industry standards of grammar, layout and book infrastructure
We offer a high level of personal, affordable and professional service to all our clients, with competitive market rates.
The services we provide are bespoke and every client has been delighted with our services, appreciating the personal encouragement in author coaching and the excellent value for money, as well as the top-end executive copy editing service!
We offer clients the flexibility of paying 50% up front with the remaining 50% on completion of the edited manuscript. This includes a £50 non-refundable reading fee.
I am a professional trainer, teacher, instructor, coach, motivator and mentor. I am also an author. I have the skills, wisdom, knowledge and practical experience to help you to develop a strategy on beginning, researching, planning, writing, editing and preparing your book for publication - creating a bespoke book plan with and for you. We are a team.
Copy Content Editing
Content editing can be considered the second tier of expertise in copy editing and requires a highly trained professional copy editor to edit the manuscript. It looks at contents, grammar, tense etc. but won’t change infrastructure or make developmental changes to the writing. Nonetheless, it is a thorough edit producing a manuscript that is well edited.
Concept Editing (or Developmental/Structural Editing)
I have been concept editing for more than 15 years. Concept editing can be referred to as the top tier in copy editing services. It is the most skilled and requires a highly experienced and proficient copy editor. It delves into the depths of the book, from its opening page to its conclusion. It looks at book structure from a developmental, structural and strategic point of view: including contents, chapters, lay out, infrastructure, tone, cohesion as well as grammar, tense, narrative and dialogue (the actual writing itself). It considers tone and the writing itself. It produces a thoroughly polished manuscript.
Proofreading (English Translation Check)
Once the main translation into English has been completed by the author, we can provide an English proofreading translation service to check spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Christian Manuscript Editing
We offer a specialised editing service for the authors of Christian books. We provide editing expertise by ensuring accuracy of Scripture references as well as taking a look at the biblical hermeneutics in the overall content edit.
An Editor’s Report will give the author an invaluable commentary on structure, content and what developmental work needs to be done to their manuscript to get it ready to go to print, providing a strategic overview of the work creating a manuscript for self-publication or for submission to publishing houses.
Author Empowerment Workshops (online)
Online workshops with teaching, personal training, author coaching and mentoring with Catherine Brown. Sessions are divided into four main areas: Discovering Your Inner Author; Building Your Book; Writing Your Book; Ending Well.
Book Cover Design
We can provide you with an affordable, professional and creative design for your book cover from our in-house design team.