Ideas are everywhere. And a book can be written in a million different ways. So how do you decide how to best present your idea? Developmental editing can focus an idea, shape it into an outline, and that turn an idea into a full-length book. It’s a process that further develops the key components of a book’s theme and message, can create character depth, and focus the research process for non-fiction works. (Project-specific quotes)
Copy Editing is a learned skill and a niche talent. After all, the language that a person uses is a reflection of they way they think. And how can another ever inhabit someone else’s mind? It seems impossible. But with a great command of language, significant changes to another’s sentences can still be made while preserving the tone and message of the person who wrote them. And, a stellar copy editor can also draw out and even enhance a writer’s message, even when a well-developed idea still has some elements of that are elusive. (Project-specific quotes)
A final polished work is not just a thing of creation, it’s a professional calling card. At some point or another, we’ve all sent a critical email only to find right after hitting the send button, it contained a typo. How mortifying! If your work is nearly ready to be released to the public, a proofread is the way to ensure that critical typo is nonexistent.
If you’re writing a non-fiction book, you’ll need a book proposal in order to publish traditionally. A well-written proposal can convince a publisher that you’re the perfect person for the topic you propose. And just as specific words are as important as the way in which they are spoken, so too should the right proposal be constructed in a way that best represents a work. The Story Laboratory can help assemble a proposal that will shout your message from the rooftops, and make it irresistible.
Query Letter Review
Securing a relationship with a literary agent is a process unto itself. A Query Letter is just an introduction that opens the door for that relationship to flourish. If you’re looking for an agent, a query letter review can change the way your words are received. (Flat Rate Fee)
Book Jacket Copy Editing
It’s challenging to encapsulate a book’s title, theme, and key message, and make it marketable to a specific target audience. At The Story Laboratory, we deeply understand the design, marketing, and business of book covers.