Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
Hello Frances Thomas, Before I send my book out to be edited I burden as many friends as possible with it. I find most editors have 2 types of edit. One is a several page report on grammar, plot, character, setting and such. I've seen that edit priced at a dollar a page. Then there is a line edit where they go through every line of your book tearing it apart. I find thats 3-5 hundred dollars. Remember you get what you paid for.
If your doing an e-book you better check out formating too. I've used Angel editing once and had a good experence with them.
Ok thanks to both of you for your help...I sent my manuscript to booklocker.com to be published but they said he need editing...and I am on a budget being this is my first book. Thanks...give me Angel website address. And for you Larry I will inbox you a message so we can discuss your suggestions. Thanks again.
Here are three options:
1) read your book out loud to yourself and you will know when you need to polish the sentences, add words or take out words.
2) find a friend who loves to read but is a fanatic about bad grammar. They can highlight in yellow what they see wrong.
3) and most important... Grammarly.com has a free app you can download on Google Chrome that edits 60 pages at a time for grammar mistakes.
It catches 95% grammar errors for me and some I will ignore because no computer program is perfect.
These three steps and you can't go wrong.