"Please pass along my sincere thanks to the editor. Poor thing got stuck with a Civil Engineer trying to be an author. She did a great job and I agreed with the vast majority of her recommendations. I also took her comments to heart and did some significant rewriting. The novel is much better now because of her input."
-- William Bahlke / Frisbee Ball Rules
Editorial services are the processes and procedures that a book goes through to become a polished and honed manuscript. There is no substitute for proofreading and editing. Unfortunately, when an author proofs and edits his or her own book, typos and other editorial problems will still slip through; the author sees what the text should say, but an editor can see a missing word, or how a word or phrase can be understood in different ways. In short, the editor is the detached third party who puts himself or herself in the reader’s shoes, at the same time reading, catching mistakes, and analyzing content with a trained eye. Our editors don’t just run a program that checks spelling and grammar, and then call it good and edited. Instead, they review and polish your manuscript with your tone, your reader, and your goals in mind.
All the best-selling authors had editors review their work. Dog Ear Publishing's editorial services are designed to help your book become the best possible product it can be, to communicate in the best possible way to the reader. All of our editors are part of the Dog Ear team; every one is a professional who works on "traditional" publishers' books. Publishers like McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Harper Collins, and Wiley all come to our editors for editing.