Developmental EditingIn-depth editing involving plot and argument evaluation. This process requires authors and editors to work side-by-side to perfect the piece.
Line EditingSurface editing for grammatical and spelling errors. During this process, editors also fact-check and make minor revision suggestions to help authors reach their audience with their best writing.
ProofreadingFinal-touch polishing before the work goes to print. Edits for this round are done on paper, although we can transfer them to electronic copy if that suits an authorís needs.
Reader's ResponseProfessional feedback on the overall concept for and presentation of the book or story. This is especially helpful for authors who want guidance in self-editing or revising before deeper editing begins.
Writing ConsultationsPre-editing consultations help guide the authorsí writing process. By discussing the story or chapter at hand with an Indigo consultant, authors keep their writing muscles flexing and gain perspective on their writing while itís still in the creation and revision stages. Authors may also choose to start this service when their idea is new, meeting on a monthly basis to receive coaching on how to proceed with the next step in the writing process.
Proposal DevelopmentCreation of book proposals for authors seeking traditional publication. This service includes researching and writing genre and sales evaluations, an author platform, a marketing agenda, and chapter summaries in addition to researching potential publishers and agents.
Cover DesignCustom or template cover design to attract the reader's eye, reflect genre standards, and best represent the author and the book. All materials formatted to meet the requirements of an authorís chosen production path, whether hardback, paperback, print on demand, or ebook. You can view our cover designer's portfolio here.
Interior Book DesignCustom book design that fits the requirements of an authorís chosen production path. Our designers balance the attraction of art, the science of readability, and the standards of the industry. You can view a sampling of our designer's work here.
Ebook ConversionDigital conversions to all available ebook formats. Authors will be sure all readers in their target audience have access to their book with this crucial service.
Publication ManagementConsultation and management services for independent publishers. We help authors establish goals, hire freelancers, choose book formats, register copyright and ISBN, determine wholesale and retail prices, set up accounts with distributors and vendors, and develop a marketing plan.
Marketing MaterialsProfessional and eye-catching materials to publicize your book. Our graphic designer will work with your existing design materials to brand your image and craft business cards, postcards, letterhead, posters, bookmarks, custom buttons, tote bags, or other swag to help you connect with your audience. View some samples here.
IndexingA professional and easy-to-navigate index for your nonfiction book.
PermissionsRequests and management of quote permissions. Some quotes fall under fair use, others are considered public domain, and still others require a fee to reprint in order to avoid copyright violation. This service helps you navigate this confusing yet necessary part of the industry, whether you're publishing fiction or nonfiction.
TranscriptionTyped transcription into Microsoft Word. Our transcriptionists accurately convert your hard-copy manuscript or audio recordings into a working electronic manuscript for ease in revision, editing, and design.
Choose which services are best for you and your project. Some of our clients use all of the above services, while others use just one or two. You can read their testimonials on our About page and in our monthly e-newsletter.
Because every project is unique, rates vary. Please contact us for a free sample edit (select services) and estimate.