Services

||Editorial Services:

Aotearoa Editorial is pleased to offer our clients the following services**. Click each link below for further details.

For information about our submission guidelines, payment details, and editorial standards, plus an opportunity to take advantage of our trial offer, click the links below:

**Before pursuing our services, please note: Having your work edited by Aotearoa Editorial does not guarantee representation by an agent or publication by a publisher. Aotearoa can only assist you in putting your manuscript in the best shape possible.

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||Services & Packages:

CRITIQUE

My overall assessment of your manuscript will address plot and character development strengths and weaknesses. I will point out areas where improvement is needed and offer general suggestions. No changes are made to your manuscript.

BASIC PROOFREAD

I will assess your manuscript for:

  • End-of-line breaks
  • Grammatical errors
  • Letter, sentence, and paragraph spacing
  • Misspelled words
  • Punctuation
  • Typographical errors

CONTENT EDIT**

I will assess your manuscript for:

  • Characterizations
  • Conflict/Tension
  • Description
  • Inconsistencies
  • Pacing
  • Passive writing
  • Plot
  • Point of view
  • Scene point of view choice
  • Showing/Telling

COPYEDIT

Your manuscript will be assessed for:

  • Dialogue
  • Redundancies
  • Sentence clarity/structure
  • Word choice/repetition

Copyedit includes a Basic Proofread

**Aotearoa recommends manuscripts undergo a Content Edit before a Copyedit is performed.

GALLEY PROOFING

Whether you are publishing through a traditional publisher or self-publishing, I can provide those much needed fresh eyes to check your galley before it goes to print.

COACHING

Do you have a craft element you struggle with? I can provide you with one-on-one coaching geared to your level of writing.

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||Editorial Standards:

Aotearoa Editorial uses the following U.S. industry standards for manuscript edits and reviews:

· The Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition

· Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

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