Deep Water Editorial Services Poetry & Children's Books 100 pages or fewer: $400 Novels & Non-Fiction Books 300 pages (75k words) or fewer: $800
***At this time, Write Duck Press is accepting submissions from authors residing in Southeast Michigan, ONLY. Watch this page for updates to this policy as they become available.***
Encouraging Your Book To Become The Best Representation of Your Imagination!
Write Duck Press offers a First Fifty Pages Complimentary Manuscript Review to help you wade through the murky waters of the book's editorial needs. The manuscript review is essential before the editorial process begins. A review allows you to understand the level of literary swimming proficiency you'll need to attain before publishing across International waters. The review also allows us to match you with the best editorial coach for your genre and writing style.
After the manuscript has been reviewed, we will help you strengthen the editorial quality of up 300 pages (approx. 75,000 words). Our thorough, three-stage editorial process throws a broad net around all the possible editorial fish that might wriggle past the single line approach of other editorial service providers.
Ground Water Edit: Overall check of basic spelling, grammar, sentence structure, appropriate word choice.
Rivers & Streams Edit: A second look at the correction of grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, appropriate word choice; general consistency; basic fact checking; basic character development.
Open Water Edit: Final correction of grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, appropriate word choice; story flow; logic; consistency of style; world building; advance character development; deep fact checking.
Manuscripts containing more than 300 pages are edited at an additional charge of $1.00 per page.
We will return all edits to you via email attachments utilizing the "review" or "sticky note" feature in MS Word. Although the average time for each editorial project varies based on the subject matter and the degree of work to be accomplished, our expectation is that most books will be edited and ready for the Nesting (layout) process in three months, or fewer.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Manuscripts seeking editorial services should be submitted in MS Word for PC format, double-spaced, 300 pages (approx. 75,000 words) or fewer. Manuscripts should be submitted in #12 Calibri font, with 1" margins, left justified, with block format (no paragraph indents), and a space between each paragraph. Be sure that all contact information is typed in the header of your document before submitting.
***Before Submitting your manuscript, please be certain that you can work in Microsoft® Word throughout the editorial process. Our systems are not compatible with Apple® programs.
Click the drop to submit your manuscript for a Complete Deep Water Edit.