Why Are We Aroian Editorial?
We love bringing content that matters to the world. That’s our why.
What Is Copyediting?
Editing is a process that clarifies and connects your target audience to the ideas you want to communicate in your book. An essential step, editing also prepares your manuscript for submission to agents or for self-publication.
If you’ve had your audit and gone through the editorial development process, you are ready for copyediting. Copyediting brings consistency to your work. Copyediting corrects grammar, usage and mechanics of language. Copyediting clarifies what you mean to say and showcases your skill, creativity and intelligence.
What We Do
Once your audit and coaching are complete, the structure of your book is solid. Now your editor can comb through your manuscript for the details – grammar, content gaps, continuity-of-style and consistency of language.
At Aroian Editorial, we delve deeply to examine how you arrange words to inform meaning, voice and style. We ask key editorial questions to justify the changes we decide to make:
- How well are you spelling, punctuating and constructing pages that flow?
- How effectively are you using language to provide clear and meaningful content?
- Where can we bend the rules to elevate your style and make your ideas pop?
We do everything in our power to set our authors up for success through the editorial process. We copyedit your work in two rounds. The first round allows you to see our edits and insert corrections and comments. The second round allows us to make final corrections and get clean manuscript copy promptly back to you.
What We Don’t Do
If we do not believe your manuscript is ready for copyediting, we will notify you. We will not copyedit a manuscript that clearly needs more work.
If you run out of time to work on critical revisions or need a ghostwriter, we don’t judge. Our team can help you with that.
How Do You Benefit from Editing?
Time to put your work in its best light.
Editing your own work is a revealing exercise, but it can result in less than stellar results. Not all writers are cut out to be their own editors.
When you are close to the work, you can lose objectivity and perspective. If you get too frazzled by the process, you may do more harm than good.
You’ll know when you’ve gone as far as you can on your own. If you need a second set of eyes to polish your existing prose, give us a call. You are nearly there.