Critiquing, Editing and Proofreading
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.
What is the 2QT Critique Service?
At 2QT we develop a close on-going relationship with our authors and support you as much as possible on your journey to publication. Therefore we offer a fully comprehensive Critique Service which will 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 and assess it in terms of readability and publishing readiness. Areas that we will critique include:
- Genre & audience appropriacy
- Structure and flow of plot
- Authorial voice & style
- Characterisation and dialogue
- Accuracy and appropriacy of research, materials and references
- Clarity of focus and integration of plot
We will also give 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 that will 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 correctness. The rules of grammar and style-guide protocol are included in editing.
- Going through work for syntax and readability
- May provide fact-checking and help with research
- Suggestions for rewrites, improvements in structure and plotting
- Notes and a report may be included to explain revisions to enable the writer to produce a more polished manuscript
- Specialist knowledge and input related to specific genre ie technical, medical, thriller,
Our specialist Editors can help you identify what can be done to improve your manuscript so you can publish in total confidence.
What is 2QT Proofreading Service?
Proof Reading 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 Proof Reading 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
- Punctuation and spelling,
- Word count, Type font and style,
- Layout and formatting
Our professional service will make your manuscript accurate, easy to read and understand with a final copy that is ready to publish.
Get in touch for more information on all or any of 2QT’s services and see how we can help.