Did you know that at this publishing house, every person on staff has at least a Bachelor's and an editing certification! Most of us are teachers, authors, scholars, and hold MFAs. Yep, that's pretty cool. Unlike most publishing houses that have all of these wonderful editors on board and never let them do any freelance editing or side work. We don't like that idea. At Unsolicited Press, we offer a range of editorial services including a professional editing package. Writers soliciting editorial services are not eligible for submission. We do not charge, and never will charge, contracted authors for editing services.
Read below for the editorial services offered by our Unsolicited Press editors. Email us with your inquiries.
Express Proofreading is used when you are relatively complete with your content and require a speed read for errors that you may have missed (SVO, punctuation, and the like).
Turnaround time: 1 Business day to 2 weeks depending on length.
Line by Line is inclusive of proofreading, but adds editing of structure, clarity, word choice, redundancies, and inconsistencies
Revision is needed for work that requires overhaul or a new direction. This is very close to a ghostwrite.
Turnaround time: 2-6 weeks depending on length.
A standard BP includes proofing for spelling mistakes, typos, punctuation, capitalization errors, and awkward grammar.
Line By Line + Revision (Developmental Edit)
This is a developmental edit, which gives you everything in a line edit and includes a review of the entire story. Evaluates characters, consistency, clarity, structure, and themes.
Turnaround time: 2-4 weeks depending on length.
Full Editing package
The professional editing package is reserved for full-length manuscripts. This includes three rounds of edits. First, we do a complete line+revision edit and return the manuscript to you to examine and change/approve the edits. Afterwards, we complete a line edit of the manuscript. It gets returned to you for approval. Finally, we do a proofread of the manuscript to clear up anything that I may have missed. It returns to you, in completion and ready for you to submit to publishers or agents.
Turnaround time: 4-8 weeks depending on length.