OUR EDITING PROCESS
Barringer Publishing takes great pride in the editing process we provide our authors.
We believe our editing service is second to none. With a minimum of five editing passes, we are confident each and every book we publish reach the highest standards.
Here are the four types of editing we provide every author:
Developmental edits focus on the big picture: does your book make sense? Is it missing anything? Does it contain too much? In fiction, that means looking for plot holes, undeveloped characters, weird pacing, strange jumps in point of view, characters who appear and disappear out of nowhere, inconsistencies, and so on.
Line editing is a line-by-line review of a writer’s manuscript, and it focuses on the structure of the work (i.e. word choices, paragraph usage, etc.). This type of editing doesn’t necessarily focus on the story OR grammar, but on the “craft.”
A copy editor looks for mechanical, rather than stylistic or structural, issues.
“Mechanical” writing issues are things like grammar problems, capitalization errors, spelling glitches, and word choice problems.
The layout and formatting process almost always inserts a few errors into the text—that’s just the way it goes. Proofreading at the end of the process helps you catch these glitches and any other mistakes that may have survived your previous rounds of editing.
Here are the five editing opportunities we provide to refine and perfect:
#1 - The initial editing pass on your manuscript is the first phase.
#2 - After you review the first pass, and have the opportunity to make additional changes, we will provide the second pass.
#3 - After the second pass is approved, we go to formatting, where the book is paginated. We then provide the third pass that is the formatted manuscript.
#4 - After the third pass is reviewed, you have an additional opportunity to revise the formatted book prior to the printed proof.
#5 - The fifth opportunity for alterations is the printed proof. It is very different reviewing the printed proof in your hands, while relaxing at home. This is your final and fifth opportunity to make changes. If changes are necessary, we then provide a final file to upload to the printer and your distribution network we have set up for you.
The reason we allow for so many refinements is simple. As the book progresses from manuscript to formatted book, to a proof (an actual printed book) it is transformed each step of the process. You will notice something you may want to change because during the formatted or the proof stage the book looks different. Our goal is to provide as near a perfect book for you that is possible, and one you will be extremely proud of.