Our editorial services include high-quality and in-depth editorial assessment services that will provide a thorough review on the thematic development, characterization, plot, story, and language used in your book.
We take the editorial assessment as a useful preliminary diagnostic tool that forms the basis of other editing and proofreading stages to polish your book.
How Our Editorial Services Work
Even the best writers fall short at editing because they’re expert at writing and not catching their own errors. Editing needs to be done objectively and the type of editing service you choose for your book highly depends at the stage of publishing you’re currently following. Not every editor you’ll find will work professionally and this is where our expert editors take the matter in their hands.
KBook team has industry experts who have been in the publishing industry for over a decade and know the ins and outs of how traditional and self publishing work. We know what it takes to publish a book hence we stay with you at every stage of the publishing process and provide our valuable insight throughout our collaboration. Our editorial assessment process looks like this:
- Get a free quote and provide your requirements and book draft.
- Get in touch with our account manager and discuss your project details.
- Within 24 hours, we will assign you an editor based on your genre and preferences.
- We’ll start working on your manuscript and review the areas that need improvement.
- Within a few weeks, your polished and refined manuscript will be sent to you.
What is Editorial Assessment?
An editorial assessment is like a book critique that analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of a manuscript and identifies ways to strengthen the work and make it more marketable. It is not an evaluation of the writing ability of the author but instead is focused on the content of the work. Our publishing professionals at KBook read through a book, identify its strengths and weaknesses, examine the book’s appeal to a specific audience, and offer suggestions for how it can be improved. The process includes reading the entire manuscript at least twice, taking notes along the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Difference Between Developmental Editing and Editorial Assessment?
An editorial evaluator will provide an objective judgment of your book’s content, style, and structure. Whatever your editor will review includes everything that’s observed and analyzed in developmental editing with only one difference. That editorial assessment only provides an edit letter that includes in-depth feedback and constructive comments on all contents of your book.
On the flip side, a developmental editor works with you to improve the story and make it marketable. A developmental freelance editor looks at the big picture. This includes examining the overall flow of your story, your main characters, and whether there is a satisfactory resolution. For example, a developmental edit will look closely at whether the first chapter is typically gripping enough to make the reader want to read more.
What is The Editorial Process?
Our editorial assessment evaluates sections, and the process involves taking a detailed look at every aspect of your manuscript. This includes reviewing the book’s title, subtitle, and cover copy. The line editor will also evaluate the book’s marketability, including its potential sales and profitability, as well as a proposed marketing plan that will support the book’s success. An editor will also analyze other aspects of the book, including its target audience, the author’s expertise, the book’s accuracy, and readability, and the author’s writing style.
KBook’s editorial assessment process also involves examining everything that an editor works on in an in-depth way when editing a book developmentally. Your assigned editor will look for ways to enhance a writer’s platform and get their name out there. This can include formulating strategies for using social media sites to promote a book or creating opportunities for speaking engagements or interviews. Your own mistakes will be reviewed, and you’ll receive more polished drafts.
How Long Does It Take to Review a Book?
Depending on the author’s requirement, book-length, word count, and deadline, our editorial assessment process usually takes a minimum of 3 weeks. Whether you’re getting it done from a self-publishing platform or a traditional publishing house, your specific sample edit can take a few weeks to a few months. Make sure you make your requirements clear at the time of getting a free quote so that we can work on your book without any interruptions and fulfill them.
Do You Offer Other Editing Services?
Yes, we do. Our editing services include developmental editing, copyediting, line editing, proofreading, and publicity of your book. Based on your book’s stage, you can consult with our publishers anytime to know what your book needs, how long it would your early drafts are to be reviewed, and what the typical timeline would be for the whole self-publishing process.
When To Seek Editorial Assessment?
There are 3 key reasons to consider submitting your book to an editorial assessment:
- To have your manuscript professionally assessed for commercial potential in order to secure a professional publishing deal.
- To consult an expert for advice and guidance on how to improve your writing.
- When your manuscript has already been edited, but you’re not sure about the quality and want someone professional to offer you feedback.
Most authors do not need an editor’s input until after the first draft has been written. This does not mean that the material cannot be edited before it is finished. This means that your book can go through a round of editorial assessment and then copyediting, and it’s good to go. If you have written a book and want to get it published by a traditional publisher, you will need an agent or a self-publishing house to submit the manuscript to your publishers or to upload it on a digital marketplace.