There are a few key elements every great book needs in order to have a chance at landing on a bookstore shelf: a riveting back cover description, an eye-catching cover design, and high-quality editing.
Editing is a key element in your book’s marketability. Yes, an anointed story can always be used by God, but if it contains typos and mistakes, it’s a liability for a bookstore to carry it. No matter how powerful a story is, bookstores are businesses and they choose to carry books with a low risk of being returned.
How It Works
While most things in this digital age are now automated, computer programs still can’t match the intuitiveness and intelligence of a human editor. Both traditional and self-publishers use professional book editors. To catch and fix any leftover human errors, traditionally published books go through multiple rounds of editing (with multiple sets of eyes), so we recommend utilizing your community circle to arrange for pre-reads before turning it in to your editor: teachers, librarians or writers are a great help in this process.
Why HMP Editing?
Because book editing adheres to a strict industry standard. While newspapers and college term papers use their own individual styles of editing, printed books adhere to Chicago Manual of Style editing standards. If you’re not using a Chicago Style editor, you’re not keeping up with the rest of the books on the shelves. After you’ve finished your proofreading, our editors will perform a final, thorough edit and ensure your book is putting its best foot forward!
What Kind of Editing Do You Offer?
We offer several different levels of editing to meet your book’s specific needs, ranging from a proofread focused on grammar and spelling to full developmental edits, for books that need to be reorganized and smoothly stitched together by an editor.
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…