Regardless of your target audience for your book, every reader enjoys and expects a book that is grammatically sound. You've put a lot of work into your book, but even the best writers can overlook their own mistakes. Since the editorial quality of your book will ultimately determine your level of success, let WestBow Press review your manuscript to ensure that it's the best it can be.
Our Editorial Assessment evaluates sections of your manuscript for its editorial quality and publishing readiness. A portion of your work (typically the first chapter, or about 1,700 words) will be edited to provide you with a specific sample edit. You will also receive a general overview of your manuscript and constructive comments towards improving your writing and book.
The editorial evaluator will recommend the services of an appropriate editorial specialist — from a Line Editor to Developmental Editor. You may then follow the reviewer's suggestions and purchase those services from WestBow Press. Our Editorial Services staff will assign your book to a specialist who will address the issues raised in the Editorial Assessment and give your manuscript the professional attention that it would receive at a traditional publishing house. You may also choose to use your own freelance editor or make the recommended changes yourself.
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Note: The Editorial Assessment is not a replacement for our editorial services. Rather, it is a preliminary diagnostic tool, examining small sections of the manuscript in detail to pinpoint areas in need of improvement. Evaluators offer examples of items that could be strengthened and give critique and commentary across a range of topics.
You may opt to work with your own editor or make the recommended changes yourself. However, should you decide to purchase any of our Editorial Services, and you have purchased the Proclaim, Connect, or Ignite package, we will give you a $300 discount on your total editing cost.
Quick Facts | Editorial Assessment
Editorial services enhance the professionalism and flow of your work and are essential in the success of your book and your author name. The typical timeline for this service is two weeks, depending on our work queue and the complexity of your work.