This is The Book Clinic's bestselling editing option, and for good reason. Many authors write a book (or at least part of it), but they feel like something is not right. There are plot holes, repetitive sections, or other issues they don't know how to address.
A book checkup is the solution. It gives you the information you need to fix up your manuscript from the inside out. Here's how it works:
Tell us what's wrong so we understand your priorities and concerns.
We read the entire manuscript and take extensive notes on structure and content.
3. Treatment Plan
The Book Clinic designs a proposed treatment plan, including developmental change suggestions and frequent style or grammar errors.
This is an optional step. After honing the plan with your help, you can either put it into action yourself or hire us to take care of it for you. If you hire us, the cost of the book checkup will go towards your larger treatment package.
Blog to Book
If you have a blog full of rich, informative articles, you've already done most of the work. Let The Book Clinic turn your articles into a book.
The Book Clinic reviews all the articles you want to include and proposes an outline.
Once the outline is approved, we slice, sew, and cauterize away until your separate articles form a seamless book.
After you've approved the first draft, we smooth out any lingering awkward phrasing, transitions, and style concerns.
Once your test readers do their work, we take care of every last typo with 2-3 rounds of proofreading conducted by different readers.
If you don't need a book checkup but require more than just proofreading, a little outpatient surgery should do the trick. This is for manuscripts with no large-scale structural problems. We recommend editing as an à-la-carte service only for confident, capable, and experienced writers. It also comes after the developmental editing phase for Book Checkup and other package patients.
Choose line editing for a heavier hand or copy editing for a lighter approach. Depending on your preferences, we'll focus on: