VMG Editing Stages

VMG will help you on your writing journey at any stage.

Manuscript Critique

This is a recommended first step. After we’ve done a thorough evaluation of the work, you’ll get a complex typed report that addresses the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript, any structural issues, marketability, and more. Further, VMG will go over the process via phone or Skype.

Creative Development

VMG offers creative and developmental assistance for writers who have an idea but need help moving it along. This involves substantive technical and creative guidance and manuscripts do not need to be completed or even started for that matter.

Line Editing

We will go through your work line-by-line and make corrections within your manuscript. The primary goal is to polish your work. We’ll correct errors in grammar, spelling, syntax and ensure it is stylistically consistent. A style sheet is included.

Copyediting

Copyedit or proofreading is the final stage of this process. The author has already done all the work with the content editors and the manuscript is nearly ready to publish. This isn’t intensive but it’s critical. This part ensures there are no typos lingering after all the hard work you put in.

Manuscript Critique

Rates Determined by Need

  • hook
  • plot
  • structure
  • character development
  • content development
  • setting and description
  • tone
  • point of view
  • dialogue
  • voice
  • pacing
  • telling vs. showing
Creative Development

All work is done within the manuscript via marginal comments.

  • hook
  • plot
  • structure
  • character development
  • content development
  • setting and description
  • tone
  • tenses
  • telling vs. showing
  • continuity
  • pacing
  • marketability
  • word choice
Line Editing

This is a line by line review for grammar and syntax but will also readdress some things overlooked in the developmental edit. Most corrections will be made in line and not in the margins.

  •  Words or sentences that are overused
  • Tenses
  • Run-on sentences
  • Redundancies
  • tightening up of paragraphs
  • bad transitions
  • unnatural phrasing
  • bland language use
  • Pacing
  • Phrase clarification.
  • Grammar
Copyediting
  • spelling
  • grammar
  • punctuation
  • syntax

Some VMG Edits

Ready to get started? Contact us today for a free quote. We have affordable rates and samples are provided upon request.

Beyond Traditional Editing

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Creative Consultations

We can help determine the merits of a work in progress. This can include read-throughs, feedback regarding various elements to overall structure, without ever editing your words. Think of it as a creative partnership, only we won’t take any of the credit.

Writing and Blogging

There isn’t enough time in the day and sometimes a writer just doesn’t want to be bothered. We understand and we’re here to help. Our team of skilled writers will do all those necessary tasks for you. Whether it’s a blog post, query letter or the book blurb, we’ve got you covered.

Book Proposal

VMG creates a solid proposal for a book or series, including story evaluation, query letter, agency search, benchmarking/competition, author bio, and website copy.

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