We offer a full array of editing services to match your writing project.
Finding the right editor can be a daunting process. There are so many questions and finding the answers isn’t always easy. Sometimes, you get lucky and stumble into a qualified, detail-oriented editor. If that ever happens for you, cherish the relationship. If you’re like the rest of us and need a little help figuring it all out, take a breath and relax. We’ve got you.
First, let’s talk about credentials. It’s not hard to say “Hey, I’m an editor.” However, backing up that statement isn’t quite as simple. Here at Scriptease, our editorial team has an average of ten years of fiction editing and writing experience. In other words, we know how it feels to be on both sides of the red ink, and we’re mindful of how the editing process can affect first-time writers. We won’t promise you a best seller or a publishing contract, but we do promise to treat you with care and respect. We are honored to be a part of your creative process and strive to create an environment that serves to develop your craft.
For reference materials, we default to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition, as well as the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. The CMOS is the standard followed by the publishing industry. There are a lot of rules that can be difficult to interpret, but we’re here to guide you around the curves.
We use specific tools for editing. All of our edits are done electronically, using MSWord. We utilize the track changes and comments tools available in that program. If you’ve never used it before, that’s okay. We’re happy to give you the rundown on the magic of track changes. It’s an excellent editing communication tool. As a general rule, we do not work with physical paper copies of a manuscript. If you have an exceptional set of circumstances that prevents the use of electronic editing, drop us a line. We’re happy to discuss it and determine if we can realistically accommodate your needs.
Take your time and wander around our website. If you have questions that you can’t find the answer to, just drop us a line. We’ll help you figure out your next step. If you want, you can fill out this handy-dandy CONTACT FORM. Or, if you’re more comfortable with emailing directly, you can do that instead, at scripteaseediting at gmail dot com. We look forward to hearing from you.