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What does the two editor thing mean?
The publishing industry requires great attention to detail. In traditional publishing, you have a managing editor, a copy editor, a proofreader, a typesetter, etc., which means you have many trained eyes on the same manuscript. Because that’s not always affordable in self-publishing, and sometimes not in the budget for publishing houses, more weight is put on individual editors.
That’s why we started a partnership. Our goal is to provide the best quality editing while also offering the option of having more than one editor.
If your budget is really tight, let us know and we can discuss the price difference of working with one editor, but we’ve worked it in a way that the cost difference is small, so if you can fit in this option, we recommend it.
Free sample edit
When you fill out the request form, you’ll receive a free five-page sample edit. The purpose of the sample edit is to show you what you can expect in each editing tier, and it will help both you and the senior editor to determine whether the project is a good fit.
The sample edit includes a proposal with prices for each editing tier, as well as the tentative start date for the full edit.
Keep in mind that the sample edit is completed by only the senior editor because that is primarily who you will be working with throughout the process.
Clients prior to Feb. 2017, second-edit authors*, and select Authors’ Tale members**, receive a discount.
*Second-edit authors are those who have previously paid an editor who did not deliver publication-quality results. To be eligible for this discount, please provide proof of a previous edit and a sample of the published manuscript for evaluation. Published manuscripts that did not receive paid professional editing will not be considered.
**Authors’ Tale members who have been with the group for two years or more are eligible for a separate discount.