Book editing is one of the most important steps in book publishing. There are several aspects of editing that go into producing a market-ready book.
TiaZar Publishing takes pride in properly editing your manuscript and turning it into a polished product, ready to be printed. When most people talk about the work of a book editor, they are usually talking about copy editing, or checking the text for spelling and grammatical errors. Copy editing also checks for sections of the book that conflict, or say two different things. In a fiction book, for example, the main character may have green eyes, but in one chapter, the author mistakenly types that the character has brown eyes. The copy editor would catch that mistake, and have it fixed. Copy editing may also involve making sure that the book flows, checking for correct word usage, and improving the general feel of the manuscript.
A book editor may also be responsible for some of the more technical aspects of getting a book ready for print. For example, the editor can check facts throughout the book for accuracy. A book editor may put together the index found at the back of many non-fiction books, making it easier for readers to access the information they are looking for. Page design, setting the font, text size, and position of any illustrations, is also something that a book editor is responsible for.
Permissions editing is another job performed by our book editors. This involves noting any place in the book where the author used someone else's work, such as part of a song, poem, or other material, and getting the proper permission to use it. Technical editing, which is most commonly used in how-to books, assures that the reader will have everything that he or she needs to complete the tasks. A technical book editor makes sure that instructions are presented in a way that makes them easy to understand. This may also involve suggesting improvements in the design and layout of the book.
Depending on how long and complicated the book is, an editor or team of editors will work on your book. A short fiction novel may only require one or two editors working on it, while a complicated college textbook may require several editing teams. TiaZar Publishing ensures our editors work in close contact with you every step of the way. The process can often be stressful, but in the end, your book will be ready for finishing and printing.
Our professional editing services include book editing, copy editing, page design and indexing for non-fiction books. Permissions and technical editing are available as part of our custom services.