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The Editing Company’s Writers Support Packages!

  

From concept to completion, working on a writing project can be daunting at any stage. 
 
The Editing Company is here to assist writers in need. We can help you power through writer’s block and the feelings of frustration and isolation with one of our NEW Writers Support Packages.
 
Each package is designed specifically to assist you without excessive pressure.  A TEC editor will be assigned to work with you. She/he will review your manuscript-in-progress (or conduct a meeting with you to discuss your ideas as you begin to write) and will provide constructive feedback.
 
TEC editors are committed to working with authors in a collaborative and non-judgmental environment, and we bring to the process experience in the editing of trade non-fiction, academic, business, and educational publications.
 
The cost of each package is based on our editorial rates with an applied discount. In order for us to provide you with an estimate of the cost, we need as much information about your project as possible: the page length, word count, subject matter. We fine-tune our quotes after we have met with you in person and have had a fuller discussion about your project and the editorial support you require.
 
For all packages:
  • A deposit is required 
  • A contract or letter of agreement is signed upon receipt of deposit
  • All invoices are to be paid upon receipt
  • Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or credit card (VISA or MasterCard)  
 
 
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Recently Completed!
Annie's Odyssey by Ann Eyerman

 

Ann Eyerman signed-on for a two-year package with The Editing Company and completed her manuscript in February 2013. Annie's Odyssey is a series of stories about her adventures (misadventures?) in Europe in the 1970s. The stories focus on the young, naive, language-challenged 20-something-year-old Annie as she makes her way from Yugoslavia (former) to Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, and Greece and, finally, “home” in small-town Spain. These are tales of her three- to six-month stays in each of these places and her day-to-day life and encounters with cranky landladies, fish mongers, thorny cherry trees, on-the-floor bread making, seranading potato sellers, marauding centaurs and much more. Despite the wit and humour that permeate these stories, there are deeper meanings and insights that Annie garners about life, love, and building community.
 
Ann’s first book Women in the Office was published by Sumach Press (2000). In addition to writing, she coaches unemployed clients on the best approach to job search, creating a winning resume, preparing for interviews and keeping the faith in a bad economy. She can be reached at ann@anneyerman.com and followed on Twitter @AnnEyerman. For more about Annie’s Odyssey, visit Ann’s blog at http://anneyerman.wordpress.com/
 

 

 

 
  
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Dissertation Package
 
Who this package is for: Academic writers organizing or completing a dissertation.
 
How the package works: This two-step package includes working one-on-one with an experienced academic editor, coaching and support, assessment of chapters for order and structure in phase one; copy editing chapters for grammar, spelling, and punctuation in phase two; and a discounted editing rate. Possible add-ons (extra services) are itemized.
 
· Initial meeting with the author
o   Discuss dissertation and editing needs
o   Establish timelines
o   Discuss fees and terms of payment
o   Author sends files to editor
 
· PHASE I
o   Editor assesses overall structure of written material
o   Editor prepares recommendations for reorganization
* Meets with author to discuss structure possibilities
* Helps author decide on structure of dissertation
 
· PHASE II
o   Editor copy edits each chapter for grammar, punctuation, and spelling
o   Editor checks notes against bibliography
o   Editor edits bibliography and notes for consistency and accuracy
 
·  POSSIBLE ADD-ON: Formatting dissertation to meet university requirements (estimate can be provided)
 
 
NOTE: To uphold academic honesty and integrity, TEC will not complete SUBSTANTIVE edits on dissertation projects.
 
 
Accelerated Package
 
Who this package is for: Committed and energized writers who have a solid idea for their project and have already completed a large portion of the manuscript.
 
How the package works: This package includes working with an experienced editor; editing/copy editing of your work; coaching and support; regular check-ins; monthly meetings to help keep writing on track; and a discounted editing rate. Possible add-ons (extra services) are itemized.
 
· Initial meeting with the author
o   Review project
o   Confirm table of contents
o   Discuss outstanding materials
o   Establish writing schedule and deadline
o   Commit to minimum weekly writing goals to guide author in
* Finishing up partial drafts
* Writing missing material
* Revising completed material
o   Discuss financial payments and terms
 
· Weekly email check-ins about writing progress
 
· Reading material as it is written and providing feedback and direction
 
· Copy editing of your work once it is completed
o   Editing for grammar, punctuation, style, consistency
o   Editor will pose queries for clarification as needed
o   Edited files will be sent back to author
 
· Monthly assessment of goals
o   Fine-tune schedule each month to help author meet final deadline
 
· POSSIBLE ADD-ON: Editor prepares final manuscript and prints clean hard copy, prepares PDF (estimate can be provided)
 
 
 
Getting Started Package
 
Who this package is for: A writer with an idea.
 
How the package works: Working with a TEC editor, the writer will discuss and formulate a plan for the organization and writing of a new manuscript. This initial-stage package is focused on developing habits for writing productively and routinely, providing the writer with the necessary stepping stones into the depths of the writing process.
 
· Meeting with the author
 
· Regular one-on-one biweekly meeting for first six weeks (3 meetings)
o   Establishing the idea for the writing project
o   Developing a table of contents
o   Setting a schedule to help the author get into the groove of writing
o   Launching the writing process
 
· POSSIBLE ADD-ON: Monthly check-ins with editor to keep up motivation and break isolation (estimate can be provided)
 
 
 
Assessment Package
 
Who this package is for: Writers who have completed a full draft of their manuscript, but are unsure of the level of editing required before it is ready for submitting to a publisher or an agent.
 
How the package works: Writers will meet with a TEC editor and share their vision for the project. The editor will then review the manuscript and write up a report with their recommendations and guidance for moving the project forward.
 
·  Meeting with the author
 
· Reading of manuscript
 
· Full assessment to outline the project’s editorial needs, which may include
o   Substantive edit/Restructuring
o   More development of ideas and arguments
o   Copy editing
 
· POSSIBLE ADD-ONS: Substantive editing and copy editing (estimate can be provided)
 
 
Substantive Package
 
Who this package is for: A writer who has a completed first draft of their manuscript, but needs help with the overall structure and content.
 
How the package works: First, the author will meet with a TEC editor to discuss his/her vision for the project, followed by editing support in two phases at a discounted editing rate. In the first phase, a TEC editor will restructure the manuscript and leave guiding comments that will help the author through the revision phase. Phase two offers an assessment and light copy edit of the revised draft.
 
· Meeting with the author
 
· PHASE I
o   Reading of manuscript
o   Full assessment for restructuring
o   Second meeting with author to discuss guidelines for revision
o   Restructuring the manuscript, providing queries and guidelines for author
o   Printing of clean hard copy with comments
o   Preparing e-file of manuscript
 
· PHASE II
o   Author returns revised draft to editor
o   Editor reviews revised draft and copy edits
o   Returns final draft with any final comments
 
 
 
The 24-Month Package
 
Who this package is for: You have an idea. Now you need an action plan and the driving force to help you get from start to finish.
 
How the package works: This package offers the combined benefits of our getting started, assessment, and substantive packages at a discounted rate. First, authors will work with TEC editors to discuss their ideas, set up a schedule, and make a commitment to their writing. Editors will be there for check-ins and support as the writing journey begins. Then, once the first draft is complete, a TEC editor will review and assess the manuscript to let the author know what it needs. This is followed by a substantive edit to restructure the manuscript and give the author guidance on how to revise. Finally, once revisions are complete, a TEC editor will give the manuscript one last assessment and clean it up with a light copy edit.
 
(For seriously committed writers only!)
 
               PHASE I
· Meeting with the author
 
· Regular one-on-one biweekly meeting for first six weeks (3 meetings)
o   Establishing the idea for the writing project
o   Developing a table of contents
o   Setting a schedule to help the author get into the groove of writing
o   Launching the writing process
 
· POSSIBLE ADD-ON: Monthly check-ins with editor to keep up motivation and break isolation (estimate can be provided)
 
PHASE II
· Editor reads manuscript drafts as they are written
 
· Once manuscript is completed, editor provides a full assessment to determine editorial needs, which may include
o   Substantive edit/Restructuring
o   More development of ideas and arguments
o   Copy editing
 
· POSSIBLE ADD-ONS: Substantive editing and copy editing (estimate can be provided)
 
· Editor meets with author to discuss guidelines for revision
o   Works within an agreed-upon plan of action to restructure the manuscript
o   Completes revisions and creates new Table of Contents
o   Prints clean hard copy with comments
o   Provides e-file of manuscript
 
PHASE III
· Editor reads revised draft and reports back with their comments
 
· Editor provides light copy edit
 
 
 
Agent Submission Package
 
This package helps authors to prepare their manuscript for submission to an agent. TEC’s editors will work with authors to meet agent guidelines and provide all necessary material, including a synopsis, cover letter, and biography.
 
·        Editor meets with author to discuss her/his vision, the target market for the manuscript, and potential agents and their guidelines
·        Reviews manuscript
·        Writes and/or edits synopsis of manuscript
·        Creates and/or edits table of contents
·        Writes and/or edits cover letter
o   This will include research to focus on the manuscript’s market, audience, and appeal
·        Helps author to write their biography, if necessary, and edits it for them
·        Copy edits sample chapter(s)
 
 
 
Publisher Submission Package
 
This package helps authors to prepare their manuscript for submission to publishers. TEC’s editors will work with authors to meet provide all the necessary materials for submission, including a synopsis, cover letter, and biography.
 
·        Editor meets with author to discuss her/his vision, the target market for the manuscript, and potential publishers
·        Reviews manuscript
·        Writes and/or edits synopsis of manuscript
·        Creates and/or edits table of contents
·        Writes and/or edits a strong cover letter
o   This will include research to focus on the manuscript’s market, audience, and appeal
·        Helps author to write their biography, if necessary, and edits it for them
·        Copy edits sample chapters or full manuscript (depending on publisher guidelines)
 
 
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