Give your readers a book you know they will enjoy and learn from, but also a book that you are proud of. Because even experienced authors overlook their own mistakes, it is important to have another set of eyes look over your book before it is published.
The Balboa Press Editorial Assessment examines a portion of your work (typically the first chapter or about 1,700 words) and gives you a specific sample edit. This edit includes changes you can make to improve your book as well as a general overview of your manuscript with constructive comments for improvement. To be clear, this is not a full manuscript edit and should not replace the rest of Balboa Press’ editorial services.
After that time, the editor will give you suggestions and tell you about other services Balboa Press offers so you can choose to purchase those services from us or not. If you choose to work with Balboa Press for the rest of your editing needs, your manuscript will receive the utmost attention from one of our professional editors, just like you would receive from a traditional publishing house. You may also choose to use your own freelance editor or make the recommended changes yourself.
Almost nothing compares to publishing a book that is well edited and flows in way readers can understand with clarity. Choose to make your book the best it can be with our Editorial Assessment. The typical timeline for this service is two weeks, depending on the work queue and the complexity of your work.
Note: The Editorial Assessment is not a replacement for our editorial services. Rather, it is a preliminary diagnostic tool, examining sections of the manuscript in detail to pinpoint areas in need of improvement. Reviewers offer examples of items that could be strengthened and give critique and commentary across a range of topics.