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Text editing

Text Editing

To make your book perfect.

Often the great author is behind the work and professionalism of the editor.

In an impulse of creativity, even the greatest writer can lose sight of fundamental details, face stylistic conflicts or structural inconsistencies.

For this reason, the work of the editor has received special recognition and appreciation. Through accurate and punctual work on the form and structure of the text, the editor recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript, valuing the former and supporting the latter.

WHY EDIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT?

  • To improve your book
  • To make it more readable
  • To make you a better writer.

Editing is the complete version of your manuscript, which works on two "macro elements" of text: "form" and "content".

On the "form" to improve the author's style and improve it.

The editor focuses on:

  • Grammar
  • Semantics
  • Spelling
  • Syntax
  • Text Smoothness

As for the "content" to make the text consistent, coherent, convincing and interesting, not least commercial (it can be presented and sold to publishers and readers).

It focuses on:

  • Plot and rhythm
  • Characters
  • Ambition

Emotional impact

The editor is not limited to making the text "clean" and "correct" in terms of grammar (form), but offers alternative solutions to phrases that sound bad (musicality) or fluidity; always and only with the participation of the author.

The editor also identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the story (consistency); he evaluates the complexity and depth of the characters and their surroundings. The edited text expresses the final judgment about the end of the story, about the emotional impact and about any messages that the author wants to convey to the reader.

The editor works "with and for the author" to allow him/her to improve the "talent" and "style".

CAN I, THE AUTHOR, EDIT MY MANUSCRIPT?

NO, IT'S IMPOSSIBLE! You may want to review your text, but you won't be able to edit it. The professional's perspective is fundamental and necessary for the work on the text. You, the author, will never be able to detect errors in form or content on your own for two good reasons:

Text is your creation and because of the question of "attachment" you cannot understand what is wrong and what does not work;

You are not a "field worker", not a professional who specializes in this.

To get a free quote or a trial version of one or two folders, send your manuscript of Luigi Palmiero to lpalmiero@lesflanguageservice.com in text format.