“No doubt, Justin Spizman has a way with words – the kind of words and direction I desperately needed. I can honestly say that Justin Spizman made me a better writer. He’s a total rock star!”
Author of Culture that Rocks
For most manuscripts, the editing process is where a book really takes shape. Early drafts serve as raw materials to sculpt and mold during editing, applying critical thought to a draft and working to bring out its central message. Book editing services are therefore one of the most important parts of the success of any manuscript.
As an experienced book architect, ghostwriter, author, and developmental editor, Justin Spizman can provide indispensable insight, and his highly perceptive eye to help your book become as good as it can possibly be.
His content editing services encompass several depths of analysis — from a critical, collaborative developmental edit, to less in-depth copyediting, to an efficient and thorough line edit. All services are customizable based on the stage of the manuscript in question and the writer’s desires for collaborative input.
Three Different Book Editing Services to Help Your Draft Go From Good to Amazing
“When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Justin Spizman offers three general levels of content editing services. These services can be customized, combined, or modified in order to fit the needs of your draft and its current stage.
Developmental Content Editing Services
A developmental edit is the most comprehensive form of editing. It supplies a critical analysis of the manuscript to bring out its full potential. The book editor assesses readability, clarity of message, and overall strength of argument. Structural components are considered, and they may be arranged either slightly or drastically in order to facilitate the author’s core message.
Authors requiring deep, transformative reworking of their manuscript can rely on Justin’s knack for accentuating central concepts using effective structure. His collaborative input allows authors to focus their prose to be more impactful to their audience. He will analyze your draft’s overall consistency in voice, style, and flow, while also looking for grammatical and mechanical errors.
Justin’s experience with the publishing house editorial process can help you create a book capable of being approved and ready-to-publish in fewer rewrite requests. If needed, content can be added or modified at this stage in order to meet minimum publishing house expectations.
Copyediting is less comprehensive and transformative than a developmental edit, but it is no less important.
At this stage, Justin will analyze the manuscript in order to locate and correct minor inconsistencies in logic or formatting. Grammatical and mechanical errors are corrected, and the text may be modified slightly in order to achieve optimal clarity and flow. When appropriate, copyediting may include fact checking or confirmation of the accuracy of facts, statistics and interviews.
Copyediting is considered to be a medium edit. It supplies a useful service for writers who are comfortable with their manuscript but could use a final polishing touch.
Line editing is the last step of creating a manuscript before it is submitted for publication. Book editing services at this stage do not apply to the substance of the content, but rather grammar, spelling, punctuation, word usage, and consistency.
By having a professional edit your manuscript on a line-by-line basis, you can ensure that their work has no inconsistencies, inaccuracies, or grammatical or spelling mistakes before its release.
Make Your Book Capable of Resonating With Your Audience so They Remember Your Message
Justin Spizman thinks like an author and a reader while editing manuscripts in order to maximize your book’s potential success. From grammar and mechanics to structure and persuasiveness, he can help your book exemplify the traits of best-sellers while preserving your unique authorial voice.