Editorial, Design, Creative, & Publishing Services
EDITORIAL | DESIGN | CREATIVE | PUBLISHING
Editing & Proofreading
Editing and proofreading are crucial parts of the publishing process that can ensure you develop professional, concise, and accurate messaging. Our services provide an alternate perspective that can help improve the efficiency and clarity of your writing. At very least, we can help you avoid unfortunate and confusing typos or grammar mishaps.
We currently offer the following levels of service:
- Basic copyediting
- Heavy copyediting
- Substantive editing
Manuscript Preparation, Formatting, & Typesetting
Formatting is an important aspect of submitting memoir, non-fiction, and academic manuscripts for publication through traditional and self-publishing avenues. We provide guidance and assistance in preparing manuscript texts, reference citations and listings, figures, tables, captions, keywords, and abstracts.
If you want to publish your academic or non-fiction book or journal manuscript with a traditional publisher, we will help ensure that your manuscript follows your chosen publisher’s submission guidelines. This service is for the preparation of a Microsoft Word document for your submission. Although we cannot guarantee that a book or journal publisher will accept your manuscript, we will work with you to help ensure your initial submission is prepared appropriately.
If you want to self-publish your work, we help ensure your manuscript adheres to industry standards and meets the production specs for your printer and/or self-publishing platform. This service can—and usually—includes the complete design, layout, imaging, typesetting, and production of your publication text and cover files into a print-ready PDF.
We use Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat software—we do not provide TeX/LaTeX services.
Copyright & Permissions
If there is someone else’s copyrighted material that you would like to use in your publication, we will guide you toward the best steps to obtain copyright permission.
- We can work with you to research the copyright holder.
- If the copyright holder is found, we can help you request the permission.
- If permission is granted, we can help you negotiate the terms of the permission grant and obtain the appropriate documentation for your files.
Please note that we cannot control or guarantee that the copyright holder will be located, that they will grant the permission, or whether they will charge a permission fee. Please see copyright.gov for more information about copyright.
In short, plagiarism is presenting another’s work or ideas as your own—it is something that every author or publisher should want to avoid. We offer a few basic services to help you avoid problems related to plagiarism and copyright infringement.
We recommend that you check your manuscript through the plagiarism detection tool, iThenticate to help you avoid any accidental instances of plagiarism. Once you have received the report from iThenticate, we can provide you with suggestions to correct any issues. Although utilizing this service doesn’t provide a guarantee against plagiarism, it does reduce the likelihood of problems.
We must review your project before we can provide a price estimate, but our prices adhere to industry standards.