In our experience, badly edited books can let down both the reader and the author. We offer our authors support at all stages of the publishing process, from a fully comprehensive critiquing service to specialist editing and in-depth proofreading, to suit all budgets.
NEW Service as of 1st March 2017
– Introductory critique and proofread
Are you a first-time author who wonders if their work is suitable for publication?
Are you an experienced author who wants an honest opinion about a new book?
Judging the merit of your own work isn’t always easy and for that reason we are offering both new and experienced writers an introductory combined critique and proofreading service.
How will the service work?
With so many books being published every year, you want to make sure that you catch readers’ interest – and maintain it.
Our experienced editors will critique the opening pages of your manuscript (the number of pages will depend on the complexity of the work). We will provide you with a detailed report on what we have read in which we discuss its potential and offer advice on how you can carry the book forward to publication.
Your book also needs to be written with fluency and technical accuracy so, at the same time, our editors will carry out a preliminary proofread of the content. This will focus on spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax. You will be able to see what they have corrected and why – and this will give you pointers for future work.
We’re offering this introductory service as a way to help authors look at their work from a critical and editorial perspective. We continue to offer a range of full critiquing and editorial services for authors who are ready to publish.
Price £100.00 Interested? Please contact us to take up this service
What is the 2QT Critique Service?
At 2QT we develop a close ongoing relationship with our authors and support you as much as possible on your journey to publication. We offer a fully comprehensive critique service to help you at whatever stage you are at in your writing.
We give constructive feedback that is content-specific, concise, engaging and relevant. We will read and assess your manuscript, or part of a manuscript, for readability and publishing readiness. Areas that we critique include:
- genre & audience
- structure and plot flow
- authorial voice and style
- characterisation and dialogue
- accuracy of research, materials and references
- clarity of focus and integration of plot
We can offer feedback on how marketable your manuscript is and suggestions for enhancements.
What is 2QT Editing Service?
We want to make your journey from an embryonic writing idea to publication as easy and seamless as possible. That’s why we offer a professional editing service to support you every step of the way and ensure that your work is as good as it can possibly be. It is a creative relationship that develops over a period of time. The full editing service includes:
- checking written work for accuracy, syntax and readability
- providing fact-checking and help with research if requested
- suggestions for rewrites, improvements in structure and plotting
- notes and a report (where appropriate) may be included to explain revisions to help you to produce a more polished manuscript
- specialist knowledge and input related to specific genre i.e. technical, medical, thriller
What is 2QT Proofreading Service?
Proofreading plays a vital part in preparing your manuscript for publication. At 2QT we include a basic proofread as part of your standard package. A full proofread usually comes after the manuscript has been edited and should be done before it is sent to the printer’s. 2QT’s fully comprehensive proofreading service includes:
- grammar and word choice
- sentence structure and paragraphing
- punctuation and spelling
- layout and formatting
Get in touch for more information on all or any of 2QT’s services and see how we can help.