“Kate Williams studied copyediting and proofreading with Editorial Arts Academy in a rigorous six-month mentoring group. In that time, she completed three full-length manuscripts and one half-length manuscript: three copyedits and one proofread. Kate’s final editing project showed impressive growth and learning. She is an astute, thoughtful copyeditor. Kate’s superpower is her incredible fact-checking skills. She caught several factual errors the other students missed, which showed her curiosity and her aptitude for research, both critical skills for an editor. Kate has a wonderful sense of humor and always strives to connect with the author emotionally in her author queries, leaving notes about passages she liked or found particularly moving. I highly recommend Kate as a copyeditor or proofreader of fiction or nonfiction books and materials.” —Susannah Noel, Editorial Arts Academy
At Triskele Editorial, we’re here to help you make the most of your literary goals. Whether you plan to self-publish, work with a traditional publisher, or need some help fleshing out your work, we can assist you wherever you are in the writing process.
We are happy to work with both fiction and nonfiction writers, across most genres. We work predominately with the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition, although of course can work with other style guides as necessary.
We offer the following services, which can be engaged separately or combined, depending on your needs:
Also known as a light edit, copyediting is done near the end of the publishing process. It focuses on grammar, spelling, punctuation, fact-checking, etc. I won’t make any changes to your style, but I will flag and query anything that doesn’t make sense or is confusing. I may suggest a word change here or there, but there won’t be any rewriting.
Also known as a deep edit, this is done before copyediting. This kind of edit will suggest changes to style. I may help you reword sentences or sections, check for POV and tense consistency, and address the tone and mood of your writing. I’ll ask questions—known as queries—and will make suggestions. Line edits catch the things you stopped seeing after the third (or fourth, or fifth) draft.
This is the last step before your publisher hits Print. Usually done once the book has gone through the design process, I am given the galleys (usually in PDF form) for one last look. I’m looking to find missing or incorrect punctuation, misspelled or misused words, or anything else that has slipped through the other rounds of editing. I’m also checking the layout of the text to ensure there are no awkward orphans or widows, stacks in the rag, or other fancy publishing terms for “this doesn’t look right.”
Pricing varies depending on the scope of your project, so I encourage you to get in touch so we can discuss your needs. If you are curious as to what editorial and writing services generally run, you can check out the EFA Rates Page and it will give you an idea of what to expect with any editor you contact.