XterraWeb’s editing process begins with the author and establishing good communication. Understanding what an author is looking for and what their manuscript needs helps ensure we give each author the best service possible for their book.

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 line editing or copyediting to finalize their manuscript for publication.

Obtaining editing services can become expensive. 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 quality 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