Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing self-publishing and book marketing company, announced today it is offering a Free Professional Copyediting Service, a $210 value, for authors who choose a Diamond or Pearl publishing package during the month of June this year. This high- quality copyediting service is free for manuscripts up to 15,000 words. For works of greater length, a discount of $210 is applied to the final cost.
All writers find that no matter how many times they go over their manuscripts, they still miss basic errors in punctuation, grammar, and typing. It’s just the nature of the beast: it’s too hard to view one’s own creation with total objectivity. Every writer needs an extra set of eyes to polish their text completely, and Outskirts Press’ copyediting service provides those extra eyes.
“Any author who wants to publish a high-quality book must have their manuscript edited,” said Outskirts Press Vice President Kelly Schuknecht. “Readers cannot take a work seriously if it is plagued with basic errors in typing or use of the English language. Our June promotion for professional copyediting services offers our authors a very attractive incentive to end up with a print-ready manuscript.”
Standard copyediting provides a thorough review of a manuscript’s punctuation, spelling, and grammar. There is, of course, some variation in accepted styles, and elements such as comma usage can be subjective as well, so Outskirts Press editors use the Track Changes option in MS Word to make recommendations or suggestions for an author. The author can then accept or reject the changes, to preserve the authenticity of the story and the individuality of the author’s voice.
For manuscripts longer than 15,000 words, the $210 value of the June promotion is provided as a discount to the total editing cost, which Outskirts Press bills at a below-industry-average of 1.4 cents per word. The editing of works of poetry is calculated hourly, but poets can easily apply the June promotional discount to their manuscripts when they publish with the Outskirts Press Diamond or Pearl package.
Authors can take advantage of Outskirts Press’ Free Professional Copyediting service this June with a Diamond or Pearl package through http://www.outskirtspress.com/promotion.html.
Outskirts Press offers high-quality, full-service self-publishing and book marketing services for writers and professionals who are seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining 100% of their rights, 100% of their profits, and 100% of the creative control. www.outskirtspress.com.