Book / Manuscript Editing


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. Standard manuscript format / 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 — Special Arrangement Only.

Intensive and time-consuming. 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.

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.

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]. Yes, we 2nd proof layouts done elsewhere.

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 & payment, submit textual content in one file. Indicate text's English standard (US, GB, AU, etc.).

  2. Suggested changes and comments are entered in recorded “track changes” within your manuscript file; permanent changes are never entered. For Structural Editing, subject matter vs. prose content is handled through additional documents.

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

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

Review 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 for additional consultation; use our contact email and address your editor by name.

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.