CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK
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:
Checks for minor typographical errors and formatting issues
Copy Editing &
Edits for grammar, spelling, punctuation, accuracy, word choice, and consistency, and focuses on syntax, sentence structure, and trimming (or adding) text for clarity
Edits for plot issues, structure, POV, character development, completeness, forward movement, voice, tone, and readability
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
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.
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.
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.
Up to 1,000 words: $75
Delivery: 3 days
1,001 - 2,000 words: $100
Delivery: 4 days
2,001 - 3,000 words: $120
Delivery: 5 days
3,000 words and more: $0.0415/word
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.
Let's Get Started!
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Send your manuscript/document.
All manuscripts must be Word docs.
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.