Editing

What We Do

When you submit your manuscript to Emerald Lake Books for our Editing Services, we evaluate it to determine which editing level makes the most sense.

There are three different levels of editing that we offer: line editing, content editing and development editing.

Line editing is a light edit that looks for issues with:

  1. Spelling
  2. Grammar
  3. Capitalization
  4. Punctuation
  5. Numbers
  6. Abbreviations
  7. Logic and clarity
  8. Word usage and choice

Content editing is a moderate edit that includes everything in a line edit, but also addresses issues with:

  1. Redundancies & inconsistencies
  2. Wordiness and/or triteness
  3. Vague generalizations
  4. Weak sentence style
  5. Clarity
  6. Tone

Development editing is the heaviest type of edit. It includes everything in a content edit, but at a much deeper level.

Sometimes, the entire structure of the book may be reworked to ensure the proper flow and to tie the author’s message throughout the book, leading readers from one page to the next. So, in addition to the content edit, it addresses the following issues:

  1. Organizational weakness & structure
  2. Flow
  3. Lack of focus