Book Boss Manuscript Editing Services

Have you had a hard time finding an experienced, skilled, and professional editor you can not only trust but also afford?

You’re not alone. Unfortunately, there are way too many so-called editors (what I call “Predator Editors”) out there who, at best, are simply not experienced enough, and at worst, are intentionally misleading authors just to earn a fee.

That’s why you should ALWAYS do your due diligence, ask questions, and get a free sample edit from any editor you’re considering working with before committing to anything.

If you’re just now meeting me…hi! I’m Christina Kaye. You can learn about my background and experience HERE, but you’ll soon learn that I’m an open book! So, ask me anything!

Aside from being familiar and comfortable with me, it’s important for authors to understand that there are different types of editing services, and we do them all here.

Regardless of whether or not you reach out to learn more, I’ve taken the time to explain the most common types of editing, what each entail, and which authors would fit best for each. So, take a minute and get familiar with our services, then, if you would like to see (in action) exactly how me and my Elite Editing Team can take your manuscript draft, sprinkle our magic all over it, and show you how to turn it into a book in which you can feel confident and more importantly comfortable releasing to the universe!

Different Types of Book Editing

Developmental Editing

Also referred to as: 
Content, structural


What’s included?
We’ll scour through your entire manuscript, front to back, and using our own unique (top-secret) methods, we’ll provide you with highly detailed suggestions on ways you can revise your manuscript for the best reader experience possible. Specifically, we will look for issues related to:
character development, story structure, plot, subplots, timeline, cohesivity, theme, voice, opening and ending scenes, character perspective, and much, much more! 


Who’s it for? 
All authors, especially first-timers, who plan on publishing their book and want to avoid negative reviews and low book sales due to lack of editing, unrelatable/flat characters, confusing timelines, plot holes, and other easy to miss mistakes. 

Line Editing

Also referred to as: 
copy editing


What’s included?
We’ll examine your manuscript, line by line and word for word, and we’ll provide you with highly detailed suggestions on ways you can revise the dialogue and narrative of your manuscript in a way that makes it beautiful and easy to read at the same time.

Specifically, we will look for issues related to:
spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, word choice, sentence structure, showing versus telling, readability, and much, much more! 


Who’s it for? 
All authors! Regardless of your publishing path, every author should always have a professional line edit completed once their manuscript draft is complete and before releasing it into the universe. This, too, will help you avoid negative reviews and low sales based on poor (or no) editing. 

Proofreading

Also referred to as: 
light editing

What’s included?
Once your manuscript has been through a complete line and content edit, and you’ve made the appropriate revisions on your end, we’ll complete a thorough proofread of your book. During this final step, we’ll look for any missed or new typos, misspellings, formatting issues, punctuation errors, or any “stragglers” so you can publish your book with confidence and pride. 

Who’s it for? 
Everyone! Even if you’ve already hired a different editor for your content and/or line edits, we can and will provide you with this final, crucial form of editing which no book should ever go to press without undergoing first.

If your manuscript is complete (or very close to being complete), and you’re interested in working with us to improve your book baby and make sure you have the most successful launch possible, the very first step is to reach out and request a FREE sample edit and quote.

This is the best, most accurate way for us to make sure we’re a good fit, and it also allows us to show you what we can do for you and provide you with an exact quote, rather than ballparking it. 

"How do I get my free sample edit & quote?"

1. Contact Us

If you would like to see what me and my team of highly skilled, professional editors can do to help you improve your manuscript and get it publish-ready, click on the button below, then fill out the quick, easy form to request your free sample edit and quote.

2. We Edit/Quote

Someone will reply to you as quickly as possible with detailed instructions on how to submit your sample manuscript pages. Then, within 24 hours, we’ll provide you with a thorough line and content edit of those sample pages, as well as a quote with payment options and turnaround time estimate.

3. Onboarding

You look things over, and if you are as impressed as we know you will be, all you have to do is email us back with a big ‘ol YES! and once all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed, we’ll fully onboard you, assign you an editor, and put you on the schedule (sometimes, as soon as the next day)!

"What types of books do you accept?"

One of the benefits of having a team of elite editors is that we can accept all genres of fiction, memoirs, and even some nonfiction books. There really aren’t any fiction genres or categories we can’t edit. We do have a minimum fee of $500 for smaller projects, such as picture book editing, etc., and we do prefer not to work on poetry books, but anything else, we’re completely open to evaluating!

There is only one strict, unwavering line that we draw, however. WE DO NOT ACCEPT any manuscripts which feature any of the following:

Any stories that feature dubious consent, incest, rape, any form of sexual abuse, abuse of minors (in any form), or abuse of animals.

If you are unsure whether your manuscript falls in our “will not edit” category, it’s always best to ask first. We can often work around certain issues, but we do not like being caught off-guard.

Of course, the free sample edit has no strings attached and neither party is bound to any agreement to work together unless and until a signed agreement is executed.

However, if you’re not ready, willing, and able to begin editing immediately if we do send you a proposal, it would be best for you to wait until you are ready, willing, and able to move forward. 

Otherwise…