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EDITORIAL PROCESS

A guide for The Havoc Archives editorial process.

Terms:

  • Pass: going through the manuscript/a read of the manuscript

  • Round: however many times the manuscript goes through the same editorial service

  • Editorial Letter: document that addresses big picture issues found during developmental edit

  • Style Sheet: document to ensure stylistic consistency throughout the manuscript

Developmental Edit

You hand the manuscript over to me at the beginning of your booking and I turn it in 10 weeks later with my notes, feedback, and suggestions in the form of an editorial letter, and in-text comments if applicable.

We can then discuss, you can revise, and I look at the manuscript again afterward to make sure everything works! If it needs another round of edits, we restart the process (except the timeline is shorter)!

Copy & Line Edit

You hand the manuscript over to me at the beginning of your booking and I turn it in 6 weeks later with all the suggestions for you to accept or reject, and usually with additional in-text comments. You can then revise, and I look at the manuscript again afterward to make sure everything works! If it needs another round of edits, we restart the process (except the timeline is shorter)!

Proofread

You hand the manuscript over to me at the beginning of your booking and I turn it in 3 weeks later with any fixes for grammar, punctuation, or spelling mistakes!

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SENSITIVITY PROCESS

Sensitivity Read

You hand the manuscript over to me at the beginning of your booking and I turn it in 3 weeks later with any notes on issues I found along with suggestions on how to fix. Included in your service is a content list with all kinks, triggers, and anything else I find.

Please remember that different editors have different processes.
Editing requires a lot of patience as it takes time. The entire process depends on collaboration to make sure your project is the best version it can be before it goes out into the world. 
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