What’s involved in an edit?
An edit involves a careful and thorough read through of your story. Where we find a fault and make a correction it will appear in red, (MS Word Track Changes On), with the original word next to it crossed out, e.g. they’re their. It will always be easy to see the corrections. If we find a word or sentence that does not seem to make sense, but that is not a definite error, we will highlight it in green. You then need to check it and re-word it.
We will also make comments on history, geography, politics and technical points where we know that you may be incorrect. We do not, however, offer to correct such technical items within an edit, we will do so as and when we see fit – and if we know the answers.
We will always comment on characters and on the plot, and will point out plot errors, e.g. at the start of the story the car being used by the hero was red, at the end it is suddenly blue. If someone is killed at the start and then appears later on, we will mention it, all part of the service. But we will not write a thousand words on the plot or on the characters, we will simply highlight what stood out to us.