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A manuscript editing service typically includes both developmental as well as copyediting. It helps to improve the draft by taking out the grammatical, punctuation and syntax errors so that you can concentrate on the creative process.
In this pandemic, many authors are concentrating on finalising their manuscripts. While professional authors are mostly aware of their stylistic and mechanical issues, newbies need constructive feedback from professional manuscript editors.
That being said, as a first-time author, if you are turned down by an editor, the chances are that your manuscript is incomplete. But there is nothing to feel worried about because unless someone is tremendously gifted or experienced, they will find creating the first draft an overwhelming task.
HKNETS provides professional editing services. Many first-time authors ask for an editor too soon; it is almost like asking another painter to complete a half-drawn canvas. An editor can help you proofread and make the grammatical mistakes in place but when you are writing a novel, it has to be entirely the author’s imagination and concept. The editor will not put in his or her imagination in editing; instead, the editor will help with sentence structure, word choice, organisation, punctuation errors, etc.
Talking from an experienced viewpoint, editors of HKNETS share some of the situations which first time authors can do. For instance, if they are left with addressing the major story issues, manuscript is not ready to be edited. The other common situations include –
Sometimes, the author might not be able to clarify who the protagonist is in the story. A story without a clear anchor may miss its soul. No story can be finished if the elements of that fiction or nonfiction cannot be joined properly. Unidentified protagonists will make the manuscript incomplete. Even with the best manuscript editing services, it is not possible to fix the problem areas. It depends entirely on the writer’s skill to develop the plot. The editor can only take on a complete manuscript and then edit the rest of the document.
In a novel, it is vital to explain the scenes as if they are happening in front of readers’ eyes. Manuscripts which read more like a description of daily chores cannot be called a novel and this cannot be only fixed with editing. The right flow with complete and vivid descriptions of the scenes and the events in a story or novel is crucial for bonding with the reader’s interest.
Again, while editing a manuscript, a professional editor might return the document asking the author to change or alter the viewpoint of the entire story or novel. Before making the final draft, it is necessary to make a conscious decision. Understanding the discernible story points is essential; otherwise it is not ready for editing. The author has to give a sense of cohesion in all the plot points and from the beginning to the end.
When you work with the experts at HKNETS, you will receive line-by-line editing of your submitted manuscript. This will help to enhance the clarity and flow of the novel and give an authorial voice to the final draft. It goes without saying that they will take care of the spellings and grammatical errors along with any inconsistencies that could hinder the flow of the read. With revised tracks of your draft, you can get a complete creative analysis of the tone, style, word choice and sentence structure of manuscripts, plays, screenplays, novels, short stories, poems and other nonfiction. The experts at HKNETS will take care of all of your errors.
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