brandt street press editing

Brandt Street Press offers both developmental and copy editing for novels, nonfiction books, short stories and essays. Editor-in-Chief Scott Bradley Smith brings more than 30 years of writing and editing experience to bear on your manuscripts. His keen eye and helpful advice will give you the extra boost you need to see your work in print.

Developmental Editing

A developmental edit typically includes significant structuring or restructuring of the manuscript. It also addresses the prose itself, suggesting rewrites at the chapter, section, paragraph and sentence levels.

For fiction, this service includes an in-depth, written analysis of your novel or short story’s plot/structure, characters, pacing, tone, point-of-view, consistency, language, themes, conflict and tension.

For nonfiction, this includes direction in helping you to form a vision for your nonfiction book, then coaching you chapter by chapter to ensure that the vision is successfully executed.

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Copy Editing

A line-by-line edit for basic language issues.

Once your manuscript is completed in draft form, we do a careful edit for a full range of writing concerns. For fiction, we look not just at your prose but at basic character issues as well. Whether it's fiction or nonfiction, you will end up with a manuscript that flows seamlessly, is interesting to read and attractive to publishers.

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