XterraWeb’s editing process is different from the majority of editing services available for authors in that we offer a combination proofreading and copy-editing service. Most editing services offer different levels of editing, with the most common being proofreading and copy-editing.

When preparing to publish their manuscript or book, most authors are looking to enhance and polish their manuscript to ensure that there aren’t any errors (typos, misspellings, grammar, etc.) that might distract their readers from the story line and an enjoyable read. Authors will generally be looking for both proofreading and copy-editing to finalize their manuscript for publication. Unfortunately, the majority of editing services provide proofreading and copy-editing as separate services.

Obtaining both proofreading and copy-editing can become expensive, with many editing services costing as much as $1,000 or more. Many authors, who are self-publishing and/or looking to keep costs down, may end up sacrificing quality and valuable editing services designed only to enhance their book. At XterraWeb, we provide a quality editing service with both proofreading and copy-editing services without breaking your budget or your bank.

  • typographical errors (typos)
  • spelling: misspelling and commonly confused words
  • minor grammatical errors
  • punctuation
    • apostrophes
    • colons/semi-colons
    • comma splices
    • hyphenation (also includes word breaks)
  • abbreviations
  • capitalization
  • subject-verb agreement
  • verb tenses: appropriateness and consistency
  • style: tone and voice
  • consistency
  • clarity
  • parallelism
  • sentence structure
    • sentence fragments
    • run-on sentences
  • syntax (positioning of words and phrases)
  • word usage (words applied for proper meaning)
  • awkward phrasing
  • repetitiveness
  • transitions
  • paragraph structure