PS Editing services

editing service brisbane


I can help you prepare your submission proposal to publishers.

manuscript appraisal – structural editing – copy editing – proofreading – copy writing – blurb writing – author services – publishing submissions
Some authors want to be published the traditional way. Making sure your manuscript is as good as it can possibly be is paramount when submitting it to a potential publisher.
Many authors are opting for self-publishing so that they have control of their work. But self-publishing can be a daunting prospect. I can guide authors through each of the steps to produce printed books and ebooks.


Manuscript appraisal
If you would like an overall opinion of your book manuscript and some general suggestions on how to improve it, an appraisal is a good place to start. I will read the manuscript and send you a report on its strengths and weaknesses to help you with your next draft.
Structural editing – the big picture
A structural edit looks at how a manuscript works as a whole. Does the story flow logically and seamlessly? Are the characters well developed? Are chapters in the best place and the right length? Are there potential copyright or defamation issues? Is the tone and language used appropriate for the intended audience? Is there repetitious or redundant information? Are there inconsistencies?
I provide a report suggesting ways to improve structure and give specific examples from the manuscript.
Copy editing
This stage examines a manuscript at paragraph and sentence level. With suggested changes, I mark up the manuscript for errors and inconsistencies in grammar, spelling, punctuation, word usage, clarity of expression and capitalisation use.
Once the manuscript has been formatted, it’s important to make sure no new errors or inconsistencies have been incorporated. I will mark up any errors so that the author or typesetter can fix them. Proofreading is also an important step that businesses undergo to make sure their publications or websites present a professional look.
Copy writing
Writing copy for a website, blog or book blurb can be time consuming and many people just don’t have the required skills. I can help you write the copy you need to build your website, write your blog or entice readers to buy your book.


short story anthologies – young adult fantasy novels – children’s books – general fiction
self help – history – memoir – corporate publications – magazines – business blogs – websites

Book design and production services

In association with a book publishing specialist, I offer a range of post-editing services including typesetting, cover design, blurb/author bio copy writing, author services (applying for ISBN numbers and Cataloguing in Publication data), final proofreading, short run digital printing and Print on Demand (POD), and ebook conversion.


Brisbane Self Publishing Service

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