The Balboa Press Core Editorial services give your book a thorough review of basics such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure.
The Balboa Press editors carefully review your full manuscript (under 5,000 words) and provide you with the edits best suited to your book. This all-inclusive service is an excellent option for children's books. We won't just point out what's not working; we can help you decide exactly how to fix it.
The Editorial Assessment is an excellent overview of your manuscript. It includes an assessment form detailing the book's strengths and its areas for improvement, a sample Line Edit to show the types of errors found, and a service level recommendation, so you select the level of editing that will most benefit your manuscript.
In your own work, it is hard to catch all the lurking typos and errors, even if you read it over and over again. Our Line Editing service goes through every line of your manuscript to catch errors you may have overlooked.
When your manuscript requires more extensive changes than a Line Edit typically provides, Content Editing adds assistance with clarity, sentence structure, and – especially important for nonfiction books – assistance with consistency of information and ideas throughout the whole book.
This service is ideal for manuscripts that need more work on sentence structure and grammar than Content Editing can provide.