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The Write Angle provides editing services at all stages of the project.
Project management involves planning and overseeing the full range of activities involved in, for example, the development of a book or manual, from selecting and working with the people who will work on the project (authors, editors, reviewers, designers, proofreaders, and so on), to creating timelines for each stage of the project and ensuring that deadlines are met.
Developmental editing involves creating a document from different sources, including pieces written by different authors. The developmental editor must have the ability to identify the necessary content for each part of the manuscript, while always envisioning the finished project and how it will all fit together.
A manuscript evaluation involves reading over a manuscript and providing detailed critique/feedback. For a work of fiction, this might include feedback on the basic story elements of the plot, characters, dialogue, setting, theme, and so on, along with general suggestions for changes. For non-fiction, it would include, for example, readability, logic, completeness, and consistency.
Stylistic editing, also called line editing, is sometimes viewed as the step between substantive editing and copy editing. It focuses on the language, ensuring the readability of a text, as well as the reading level. The stylistic editor might do some minor reconstruction, but the major focus is on writing style. This might include shortening sentences, eliminating jargon and confusing constructions, removing bias, and creating smooth transitions.
Copy editing zeroes in on the grammar, spelling, usage, and punctuation of a manuscript. This might also include addressing fine points of terminology, making sure the text is clear and concise, checking that the writing adheres to the publisher’s style, and identifying any legal matters.