Don’t know where to start? Don’t know if you need developmental editing, copy editing, or proofreading? Do you need an opinion on your manuscript that tells you more than “It’s good,” or “I like it,” or “I don’t understand”?
Then you need a manuscript evaluation.
I will read your entire manuscript and give you a detailed report going over areas covered in my developmental editing and copy editing services but without marking up your manuscript. I will give you my professional opinion as to whether or not you need developmental or copy editing, or if your work is polished enough for a final proofread. This can save you time and money in the long run.
With a manuscript evaluation, you are paying for my time and expertise as a professional editor. I will point out the positives and negatives in your manuscript. If you are not ready (or unwilling) to hear an honest critique of your work, you may want to reconsider publishing at all. You need a thick skin to be a published author. It may sound harsh, but would you rather I give you any bad new now…or wait until the reading public gives your work a bad review later?