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Substantive Book Editing 20+ yrs

We provide substantive book editing and web editing services. Alpha Consulting typically provides two rounds of edits for any document. The first round focuses on substantive editing to ensure the client's message is being accurately conveyed. In this round, the document is checked also for grammatical errors, consistency in style and voice. The second round does a final and thorough check of any remaining substantive errors and all mechanical edits such as grammar, punctuation, spelling and final formatting.
Most clients require a minimum of 2 rounds of edits. Any additional edits will be billed at an hourly rate.

Highlights include:
- editing 150+ books
- editing and writing content for 200+ e-commerce and portfolio websites

Our editing process follows professional industry standards and our experience includes working at major publishing houses such as Harper Collins and Random House.

Would you like help with your book? We can help you. Your written book will be analyzed in depth with thorough notes on (1) character development (2) flow (3) storyline (4) action (5) grammar and (6) style and format. We can help you offer content that is compelling, informative, well researched and engaging.

We offer book editing services for business and non-fiction books only. We use professional style guides.

We excel in developmental editing. We have worked with both large and small publishers and have extensive experience in all aspects of book editing.
*Delivery time for editing a book length of 250 pages or less is 10-14 days.

Typically manuscripts especially for a new author will need several rounds of edits to be brought up to a high enough quality for publishing. Each quote is customized based on this. Reviewing a manuscript is helpful in providing an accurate estimate. We can work at an hourly or a flat fee schedule. We also provide editorial and author consulting services as an additional service.

We are passionate about books and draw upon our expertise in developing content for over 120+ books and 200 websites since 2007. Our clients range from individual authors pitching books to mainstream publishers (Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Lark Books and others) and self-publishing via print-on-demand (POD) publishers to businesses sharing their specialized industry insights, perspectives and methodologies. We assist clients in marketing and deploying their publications in online storefronts such as Amazon (print and Kindle).

We also offer ongoing web editing services usually for larger clients that have ongoing needs. This includes editing and writing web content, articles, emails and blogs. We're available every step along the way, including "final eye" proofing. We are committed to providing you with excellent service for projects of any size and helping you create and share excellent content that meets publishing standards.

Skills & Expertise

Book EditingBusiness BooksChicago Manual of StyleCopy EditingCopy EditingCopy EditorCreative WritingDevelopmental Editinge-BooksEditingEditing & ProofreadingEditorEducationEnglish (uk)English LanguageGovernment ProposalsGrammarInsuranceMedicalNon-fiction

152 Reviews for This Service

  • Arlan 1 says,

    Jan is the best. Delivered as promised and went way above and beyond. Excellent communication and work.

    for Government RFP proposals needed on Sep 23, 2020

  • ERIC 847 says,

    Job completed

    for Ghostwriter on May 08, 2020

  • Waplak Holdings says,

    Jan was extremely professional and delivered high quality work. Her skills are in high demand so there were some delays but I am very satisfied with the finished product. I would certainly hire Jan again.

    for 25pgs. book on Mindfulness Practice on May 05, 2020

  • ERIC 847 says,

    Jan has been able to help me out with getting the writing started, So far she has been very helpful

    for Ghostwriter on Apr 11, 2020

  • Kimberly 173 says,

    Jan was a pleasure to work with. There were some delays with producing the material due to the complexity of the content requirements, however Jan handled everything in a very professional manner. In the end, I was very satisfied with the content provided for my website project. I look forward to working with Jan on future projects.

    for Website content writer on Apr 06, 2020

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