Editing processes should be applied in the following order by you and/­or a professional. Yes, you may order only the one(s) you need. After review, see our “F·A·Q” for answers to common questions.

ATTENTION: English Only. Manuscript review required before ordering. We will advise on services you might (or not) need. Your final choice will be respected without question.

1. Structural [Analysis] Review the Manuscript — $20 / 10k words; $100 min.

Standard manuscript format required. Premise, character, plot and setting in fiction for an engaging experience. Logic, flow of concepts, clarity of subject matter (fiction or non-fiction).

2. Line/Copy Edit the Manuscript — $15 / 10k words; $50 min.

Standard manuscript format required. Effective structure and clarity leading from one textual passage to the next. Spelling, punctuation and grammar by standard Track Changes (DOC, DOCX, ODT).

3. “Content” Proofread the Manuscript — $5 / 10k words; $20 min.

Standard manuscript format required. Final pre-layout refinement of content (print and/or ebook) by standard Track Changes (DOC, DOCX, ODT).

4. Layout for Print and/or eBook

No editing processes applicable.

5. “Product” Proofread the Layout [Post-Layout]; — $10 / 10k words; $30 min.

“Press-Ready” PDF by press production specifications required. Layout structure and block-level style consistency (as well as textual content) are reviewed. Corrections by industry standard ACNs [Author Change Notes]. For eBook Only Releases, product proofread of PDF output of content for later (re)export to ebook formats. We will advise on this process; it is not as complicated as assumed.

For ordering, payment and delivery, see “About >> Your Order.” When ready to order, “Contact >> NDAS

How It Works

  1. After invoice and payment, submit textual content in one file as indicated in service description. Also indicate your text's English standard (US, GB, AU, etc.).

  2. Your editor enters suggested changes and comments in recorded “track changes” within your manuscript file; permanent changes are never entered. For Structural Editing, little if anything is entered into the manuscript; subject matter vs. prose content is handled through additional documents.

  3. Other documents may be included based on mode of editing.

  4. Your edited manuscript [with any additional documents] is returned via email in DOC and ODT format.

Review returned content and apply your own edits on top of the editor's for layered refinement. When finished, accept (commit) or reject (delete) edits through “track changes,” individually or all once.

ATTENTION: You do not need Microsoft Word to do so. See “Resources: Office”.

Your NDAS editor is available; use our contact email and address your editor by name. [Yes, it really is that simple.] Your email address is not shared outside of NDAS.

If uncertain how your needs fit within these guidelines, or you need something not mentioned, then contact NDAS. We are happy to advise you before you engage our editing services.