REVIEWING YOUR DRAFT
Ensuring the approach you’ve taken punches its weight
Why you need a detailed content review
Every draft book needs a good, thorough critique. You can only make a first impression once. You do not want your target reader or future customers associating your name with boring, sloppy or careless. If you think you can skip this step, have a look at a few one-star reviews on Amazon and then decide.
This sort of editing is not about checking for detailed issues like typos and grammar.
Developmental editing looks at your draft on book, chapter, and paragraph level to identify big-picture areas that need work. You will be given a list of areas that need further work.
For nonfiction titles, your editor determines if the content is complete and appropriate, concepts are developed adequately, and the material is well-organised. They will check for structural consistency.
Your editor will also make sure that all visual elements like lists, tables, graphs, and illustrations are used consistently and effectively throughout the book.
The manuscript will receive a quality review to ensure your draft is sound before it goes to be prepared for publishing.
Hundreds of thousands of books are being published now. You want yours to stand out, and getting a good, solid critique from an experienced professional will put you ahead of the pack.