THE MILITARY EDITOR™ DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING
This is usually the first editing stage. It is for the author whose story is not developed well enough, who is unsure on how to present and develop characters, or who is going through the dreaded writer's block. I will study story arc, character development, plot, manuscript flow, dialogues, narrative voice and tone, overall readability and marketability, and much more.
THE MILITARY EDITOR™ COPY EDITING
This is the second editing stage that a manuscript needs to go through. Copy editing is the hardest and most time-consuming stage of editing, yet the most underrated. It includes correcting punctuation, grammar, spelling, word choice, typos, sentence structure, and making sure the manuscript follows rules and guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition.
THE MILITARY EDITOR™ PROOFREADING
This is the final stage of editing before the manuscript is ready to be submitted to literary agents. Proofreading happens only after the manuscript has gone through the previous two editing stages, and the main scope of the proofreading is to have one final look at the text to make sure that no error escaped the copy-editing stage.