CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK
EDITING SERVICES

Bird's Love provides four essential levels of editing — proofreading, copy editing, line editing, and developmental editing — as well as in-depth feedback for every picture book manuscript:

Proofreading

Checks for minor typographical errors and formatting issues

Copy Editing &
Line Editing

Edits for grammar, spelling, punctuation, accuracy, word choice,  and consistency, and focuses on syntax, sentence structure, and trimming (or adding) text for clarity

Developmental 
Editing

Edits for plot issues, structure, POV, character development, completeness, forward movement, voice, tone, and readability

In-Depth 
Feedback 

Critiques the manuscript as a whole and provides feedback on the plot/conflict/theme, character development, completeness, word choice, sentence flow, and more

The Editing Process

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Proofreading,

Copy Editing & Line Editing

During the proofreading, copy editing, and line editing process, the tracked changes function in Microsoft Word is used to show all of the formatting, grammatical, and line editing changes that have been made. Any new text is inserted into the story, and the margins show formatting changes and text that have been removed.

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Developmental Editing

For developmental editing, the tracked changes function is also used. However, unlike the proofreading and copy editing process, this phase edits for POV, character development, structure, voice, tone, etc., and comments about these issues are placed in the margins only.

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In-Depth Feedback

Once the proofreading, copy editing, line editing, and developmental editing phases have been completed, a document with in-depth feedback is created. It gives a complete assessment of the story's plot, character development, theme, readability, etc. (Note: Only a portion of the in-depth feedback topics are shown.)

 

In some instances, developmental edits may also be included in the in-depth feedback document.

Pricing

Up to 1,000 words: $75
Delivery: 3 days

 

1,001 - 2,000 words: $99
Delivery: 4 days

 

2,001 - 3,000 words: $120

Delivery: 5 days

3,000 words and more: $0.0415/word

Delivery: varies

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Resources
for Writers

Are you experiencing writer's block? Or do you think your story is missing some major components? Bird's Love has provided some essential resources that may help you develop your picture book. 

 

- The Writer's Checklist

- Brainstorming Techniques

- Videos: Writing Tips & Tricks

- Key Writing Strategies for Writers

Let's Get Started!

STEP 1

​Contact Bird's Love at

BirdsLoveGreetings@gmail.com.

STEP 2

​Send your manuscript/document. 

All manuscripts must be Word docs.

STEP 3

Receive a quote. If you agree to the terms, Bird's Love

will send you an invoice. Once the invoice is paid,

editing services will begin.