Editing Services
 

Every book needs editing, yet editing yourself is nearly impossible. Even bestselling authors would never dream of attempting it. Hiring an experienced book editor is often the best investment you can make for your book, and your writing career.

BigfootTM editing services is for authors who need premium book editing for an affordable price. We’ve negotiated special rates with an exclusive network of editors from around the country. These editors work with traditionally published authors in every genre, including many on the HT Neilson bestsellers list. Now for the first time ever, self-published authors have the opportunity to work directly with these topflight editors.

How it works?

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  1. Choose your book editing service.
  2. Upload your document or sample as per the guidelines provided below.
  3. You will receive a sample edit from us within 48 hours. If you like the edit, sign an agreement with our editor and pay.
  4. Retrieve your edited document.

You don’t have to place a book order to take advantage of our book editing services. All you need is your finished manuscript to get things started.

Why edit your book with BigfootTM?

  • Affordability:

    Compare our rates with any other book editing business. Authors generally pay anywhere from Rs. 30000- 40000 for basic editing services. You’ll pay up to 40% less using BigfootTM Editing Services. Plus there are no minimums or set up fees. You pay based only on the page-count of your book. You’ll get the best book for your buck with us.
  • Speed:

    Self-publishing is about getting your book to market faster. We’ll efficiently have your edited manuscript ready for you in 21-25 business days.
  • Quality:

    This is more than a simple proofreading service. Your book is edited by seasoned, professional editors who work with bestselling authors in every genre. You’ll receive a fully edited manuscript along with any additional editor notes and suggestions.
  • Guarantee:

    We stand behind every product and service with the strongest guarantee in the self-publishing business. Your manuscript will be edited to your satisfaction and delivered on time. If any grammatical errors are missed you will receive a second edit at no extra charge. Most importantly, you will always have control of all corrections and suggestions made to your work.

Before & After Sample

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SUBSTANTIVE EDITING

The substantive editor works closely with the author. Together they establish their goals for the project. They also have to discuss and identify the audience. It is important to flesh out these details at the beginning of the project so the editor and the writer are on the same page. They both need to understand the project in order to work together effectively. Once the goals are outlined and the audience is identified, the substantive editor can help the author develop his or her story. It is up to substantive editors to help authors see the big picture, but it is important to note that they do not write or rewrite anything for the authors. They advise them how best to rework their projects in order to deliver clear content. These editors specialize in examining the overall structure and can help with the organization of the content. They help authors fill in blanks and eliminate repetitions. They may suggest that the chapters be rearranged. They are not concerned with grammar or spelling. Ultimately, the substantive editor’s job is to help the author deliver clear, coherent writing to the intended audience.

Editing Rates:

  • Other websites: 180 rupees/page.
  • BigfootTM editing:  130 rupees/page.
  • One page is equal to 250 words.

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Copy Editing

Next, the manuscript goes to the copy editor who is primarily concerned with grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style. Copy editors ensure proper word usage and fix awkward phrasing, suggesting alternatives when needed. Ultimately, the copy editor will ensure consistency and accuracy. Some projects require a heavy copy edit while others only need a light copy edit. If the writing is in pretty good shape, a light copy edit will suffice. Generally, copy editing will take more time than proofreading since it usually involves going over the text multiple times.

Editing Rates:

  • Other websites: 150 rupees/page.
  • BigfootTM editing: 100 rupees/page.
  • One page is equal to 250 words.

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Proofreading

Once the manuscript has been designed, the proofs are sent to the proofreader who will go over everything one last time. It is up to the proofreader to spot typographical and mechanical errors and any other mistakes that may have been missed by the copy editor. Once the document has been designed, the proofreader can also look for formatting issues, scrutinizing design and layout. This is the last opportunity to make changes to a document before it goes to print (or gets posted on the Internet), and while it might not take as long as copy editing, it is just as important!

Editing Rates:

  • Other websites: 80 rupees/page.
  • BigfootTM editing: 50 rupees/page.
  • One page is equal to 250 words.

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