Reblog Week

3 12 2012

Dear readers,

In case you haven’t noticed the past two posts on Charles Henry Editing have been written by other bloggers. Charles Henry Editing is kicking off December with Reblog Week. Reblog Week is going to bring great content about writing, editing, and book reviews all week long. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to read some new blogs and make some new connections.

All posts this week except for the weekly author interview and the book review will be written by other bloggers. So check back often to see what new and exciting posts are being written by your fellow bloggers!

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A Payment Plan Is Now Available for Book Editing Packages!

2 12 2012

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For all book editing packages Charles Henry Editing is now offering an installment package, available upon request for clients who pay with PayPal.

Deposit:

A 10% deposit will be due with the signing of the Independent Contractor Agreement. You must pay the deposit with 24 hours of signing the Independent Contractor Agreement. This is the date the contract will begin.

Installment One: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of ten percent will be due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

Installment Two: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of twenty percent is due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

Installment Three: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of twenty percent: is due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

Installment Four: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of twenty percent is due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

Installment Five: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of twenty percent is due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

You can have up to 12 months for the whole project. Each installment will take seven days to complete. Charles Henry Editing will not begin the next installment until the previous payment has cleared. A shorter billing period is available upon request.

If interested in using this payment plan please email Carolyn Elias at carolyn@charleshenryediting.com with the following information:

Contact:

Name:

Email:

Phone Number

Address

Book & Contract Info:

Pen Name:

Book Title:

Book Package:

Word Count:

Deposit Date:

Installment One Date:

Installment Two Date:

Installment Three Date:

Installment Four Date:

Installment Five Date:





Professional Book Editing Services Starting at $199.99

28 11 2012

Every writer needs a professional editor. Charles Henry Editing is offering professional book editing starting at $199.99!

Book Copy Editing:  $199.99

Copy Editing makes the copy clear, concise, comprehensible and consistent. It involves correcting spelling, terminology, punctuation, grammatical, semantic, and factual errors

Book Content Editing (substantive editing):  $199.99

Content Editing analyzes the broader story elements such as organization, plot, character development, and structure.

Book Proofreading: $199.99.

Proofreading includes checking for typographical, spelling, and formatting errors using standard proof marks set forth by the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition.

Want a to get more than one service at a low price? Check out our package deals!

Author’s Delight (Best for submitting to traditional publishers)

Services include: content editing, copy editing, and proofreading.

  • 50,000 words and Under: $299.99
  • 50,001 to 100,000 words: $399.99
  • 100,001 words and Up: $499.99

Publication Ready (Best for self publishers)

Services include: content editing, copy editing, proofreading, formatting; creating front matter, and creating back matter.

  • 50,000 words and Under: $599.99
  • 50,001 to 100,000 words: $799.99
  • 100,001 words and Up: $999.99

Go to http://www.charleshenryeditingblog or http://www.charleshenryediting.com to learn more about services provided by Charles Henry Editing. Email Carolyn Elias at carolyn@charleshenryediting.com to get started on the professional edit of your book!






How to Content Edit Like a Pro: Overall Content Checklist

19 11 2012

So, you finally finished writing an amazing novel or academic paper and, after basking in the glory of your finished work,  now what? Editing. Editing polishes a good idea into a great product. It irons out all the little devilish details and can be overwhelming. I am frequently asked by clients how to begin editing. With so many little things to fix it is hard to figure out what things should be fixed first.

I always do content (substantive) editing first. In my opinion you can’t fix how to say an idea until the ideas make sense.

Content Editing Checklist: Overall Content

  1. Does the work clearly focus on one topic?
  2. Does the introduction grab the interest your intended reader and offer a clear purpose for reading?

  3. Throughout the work is there a clear, logical point that is supported in each paragraph

  4. Are the facts accurate?

  5. Does the work follow a logical plan from beginning to end?

  6. Does the body of the work present well-ordered paragraphs of main ideas with relevant, supporting details

  7. Does the conclusion leave readers feeling satisfied, feeling a sense of conclusion now that they have reached the end and know what to do with the information?

  8. Is the necessary background information given?

  9. Does the work moves smoothly from one idea to the next?

  10. Do the transitions make sense and ameliorate the flow of the work?

These are the ten most basic things to go through when beginning content editing. Tomorrow I will teach you how to line by line content edit like a professional.





Do You Want to Have Your Book Reviewed?

17 11 2012

Dear Readers!

Charles Henry Editing is looking for books to review! We were hoping to debut the book review series next Saturday, November 24th, with, Correction Line, by Craig Terlson.

If interested in having your book reviewed please email Carolyn Elias at carolyn@charleshenryediting.com to schedule a date for your review to be published on the blog.

In the email include:

  • Name
  • Pen Name (if applicable)
  • Book Title
  • Book release date
  • Cover JPEG
  • ISBN
  • Where it can be bought
  • Contact info for our readers to connect with you, such as: FB Page, Twitter, website, blog , etc.

This information will be used in the introduction and conclusion of the review. A promotional reminder will go out to our blog followers, our twitter feed, and on our FB page so people will tune in to see the review.

Please send a copy of your book by kindle or hard copy. Hard copies can be sent to:

Carolyn D. Elias

Charles Henry Editing

4867 Quarton Road

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

Please note that just because we are reviewing your book that does NOT guarantee a good/positive review. The review spots are filling up quickly so many will be appearing in December and January.

Thanks for your interest and I look forward to reading your book!





Promotional: Interview with Arbutus Press

13 11 2012

Hello readers!

On Friday, November, 16th Susan Bays the founder of Arbutus Press is doing an interview with Charles Henry Editing. Arbutus Press specializes in literature that has a connection to Michigan. Recent titles include :Page One Vanished by Nancy Barr and Motorcycling Across Ohio by William Murphy. Interested in submitting a manuscript? Read the submission guidelines here: www.arbutuspress.com/submissions

Contact by email : info@arbutuspress.com

Arbutus Press

2364 Pinehurst Trail

Traverse City, MI 49686

Are you a publisher who wants to get interviewed? Email carolyn@charleshenryediting.com to set up an interview. Want 1/2 Off all editing services through out the month of November? email carolyn@charleshenryediting.com.








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