Copyediting is a vital part of book publishing. Wordsmithing is an art, and many writers can string a beautiful sentence and still fall victim to passive voice, or a dropped word, or an incorrect verb tense, or a dangling participle. Our professional editors are standing by to put the polish on your manuscript before you submit it for consideration by a publisher. Polished, pre-edited work stands out. It makes you easier to publish and it gets your book to print faster.
Yes, copy editors correct misspellings, dropped words, extra spaces and misused verbs, and well, they figuratively and literally whip grammar into shape. But, they do a whole lot more than that.
Vertu’s wordsmithing Svengalis will review your content for appropriate punctuation, syntax and usage; and will ensure that your work adheres to style standards. They fine-tune sentence structure, flow, tone and voice, ensuring clarity, coherence and logical flow and consistency in every manuscript.
Depending on the genre of your manuscript, our team may also do some fact checking, help with format, create headlines and iron out the wrinkles in overly complicated blocks of text.
Vertu Publishing is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts from Christian authors only, but our copyediting service is open to everyone, regardless of genre.* Our team of word wizards will return to you the smoothest, most technically sound final manuscript possible. This step in the book-development process will dramatically improve your odds in the publishing game and, perhaps even better; it will make you a better writer as you press forward.
- Scroll to the “purchase this resource” box below and upload your manuscript.
- Enter your word count.
- Add to cart and follow the prompts to checkout and submit payment.
- You’ll receive your final product via email after 2 – 4 weeks.
- Go forth and use it with wisdom.
Edits can take up to four weeks, but most are done within two. The duration of the work depends solely on the nature of the subject matter and the length of manuscript submitted. But don’t worry; we will be in contact with you along the way, providing updates and info as we go.
Pricing is $.02/word. Please enter your word count below to calculate your price.
*Vertu Publishing reserves the right to refuse service and return/refund products that are out of keeping with our code of ethics, considered dangerous, slanderous, incendiary, illegal etc. If you submit a manuscript for pre-submission work that is rejected by our review team, you will be notified in writing and will receive a refund of your payment.