Sunday, April 16, 2017

PRAISE FOR THE NY BOOK EDITOR

The New York Book Editor does an excellent job at editing and I would call them again and again.
- Toni Carroll Terman, author

The NY Book Editor really helped me see how to restructure my novel, to get the dialog to flow better, how to build the suspense, and shaped the story to perfection. Because of NYBE,  I signed with an agent!! My first book comes out in May 2018! Thank you Erin!!
- Angela Fairchild, author of The Dargen Conspiracy.

Erin provides prompt, professional service that will make your work shine! I was very pleased not only with her editing prowess, but her journalism skills as well.
- Michael T. Owens, author of A Dream Come True

The NY Book Editor helped me sell my first novel. She really knows what she’s doing and was worth every penny.
- Linda Haltmaier, novelist/poet

The New York Book Editor has been an invaluable resource to our firm. From proofreading, copyediting, and rewriting text to simply bouncing creative writing ideas back and forth, Erin's expertise and professional input has literally set our work apart from our competitors. Her experience is unbeatable.
- Kelly Meister, Media Consultants Ltd.

The NY Book Editor is professional and productive, and I would highly recommend her for any publishing venture. She is smart and shows great initiative.
- Martin Richardson, VP Publishing, CSM Group

After three writing workshops and two professional critiques, I had a short story that 'had promise.' The turnaround time for the workshops and critiques: Two years. Erin read my story, and gave me detailed comments and suggestions that I used to improve the story immeasurably. Her comments were far more helpful than any of my previous feedback. The turnaround time for her services: Twenty-four hours.
- Lokke Heiss, published author.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

EDITORIAL SERVICES AND RATES

PROOFREADING AND COPYEDITING:

$5.00 per page. $250.00 Minimum

Copyediting consists of going through the entire manuscript in order to clean up grammar, correct typos and spelling errors, sentence reconstruction, correcting inconsistencies, and preparing the manuscript for a rewrite.

Proofreading consists of any last-minute grammatical or spelling errors, picking up on inconsistencies the author or copyeditor missed, and preparing the manuscript to be agent/editor ready.

The turnaround time for a copyedit is 3-4 weeks for manuscripts up to 300 pages and 5-6 weeks for manuscripts over 300. The maximum page count is 450 pages.

SAMPLES OF PROOFREADING AND COPYEDITING ARE AVAILABLE IN OTHER POSTS ON THIS WEB SITE

EDITORIAL CRITIQUING:

Editorial comments and light line editing: $5.00 per page, $250.00 minimum.

A thorough editorial critique consists of a complete read of the manuscript and the evaluation of its publishing potential. You will receive a comprehensive analysis of the work, and learn precisely how to "fix" it. It will consist of an overall view of the complete manuscript and will point out the problems, weaknesses, highlights, and believability (fiction only) of the story. I will also help restructure the work for better flow, characterization, readability, and tone. You will receive a complete editorial rewrite letter that will have an overview of the plot or thesis, discussing what needs to be addressed. The letter will provide suggestions for a rewrite and let you know exactly what works and what does not work to have a publishable piece. This letter will help you get the book on track and ready for an agent or editor to review. In addition to the overall review you will receive a list of pages that need specific changes, inconsistencies, errors, typos, grammar problems, awkward sentences, and smaller details.

The turnaround time for a complete editorial analysis is: 3-4 weeks for manuscripts up to 300 pages, and 4-6 weeks for manuscripts over 300 pages. THIS IS JUST AN ESTIMATE. The maximum is 450 pages.

BONUS FOR NOVELS AND NON-FICTION BOOKS: If you send us a manuscript that is to be a novel or non-fiction book (biography, science, cookbook, historical, etc) we will send you a list of four agents. Let us do the research for you and match your work with an agent that is looking for new clients in your field of expertise. Being in the publishing business we have many contacts within this industry and all the information for agents and authors at our fingertips. This is a FREE bonus for any manuscript over 50,000 words (roughly 200 pages: double spaced, normal margins)

SAMPLES OF EDITORIAL CRITIQUES ARE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE.

SECOND LOOK:

$3.00 per page ($200.00 minimum)

For any repeat authors: if we have already edited, copyedited, or proofread your manuscript we will give it another run through for a fraction of the cost. The turn-around time for this is 2-3 weeks for manuscripts up to 300 pages and 4-5 weeks for manuscripts over 300 pages. The maximum is 450 pages.

** EXCEPTIONS TO THE 450 PAGE COUNT RULE CAN BE MADE ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.




****WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOUR MANUSCRIPT WILL BE PUBLISHED.WE CAN ONLY HELP YOU CREATE A CLEAN MANUSCRIPT THAT IS READY FOR EVALUATION BY AN AGENT OR EDITOR. IT IS ENTIRELY UP TO THE AGENT AND/OR EDITOR TO DECIDE WHETHER THEY WANT TO PUBLISH YOUR MANUSCRIPT.

Friday, April 14, 2017

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION

Please follow the format regulations carefully. Failure to do so will result with the return of your manuscript immediately.

  • Use 12-point type (Times New Roman or Courier is preferred). Do not print the entire manuscript in bold or italic type. This is very important.
  • Always double-space - never single-space your manuscript. Do not use the one-and-a-half space setting.
  • Print the text on only one side of the paper (standard white paper, 8 1/2" X 11", standard 1" margins on every side).
  • Start each new chapter on a new page. Do not start a new chapter on the same page as the previous chapter.
  • Do not bind your manuscript. Clasp with a rubberband.
  • Always number your manuscript pages, even if you must do it manually. Your manuscript should be numbered sequentially from beginning to end (do not begin each chapter with a new Page 1).
  • Include your name and the manuscript title on every page.
ALWAYS KEEP A COPY OF YOUR WORK FOR YOURSELF. NEVER SEND YOUR ONLY COPY.