Editorial Services

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Editing & Proofreading Services

Every book needs to be professionally edited and proofread. Octavo has an established team of professionals who specialise in different genres and styles of books. Teaming you with the right editor is the key part of making your book a success and the editing process an enjoyable and enriching journey. Please contact us for pricing on these services.

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Manuscript Review Services

Octavo offers various manuscript assessment services for either a full or partial manuscript. These can ensure you are on the right track and that your book has commercial potential. For those authors seeking one-to-one support we also offer mentoring services.

Becoming a successful author

Becoming a Professional Author

They say everyone has a book in them but it can take a huge amount of work and commitment to develop it into an engaging read. Octavo have a team of dedicated editors and professional authors who can help guide you towards success.

Octavo offers all the benefits of being professionally published but you remain in control.

Assessment and Report on Partial Manuscript

This service offers the opportunity for authors to get a professional critique of the start of their book.

It can be a very wise investment and save hours of time and effort by helping you to hone your writing and avoid key mistakes. It will also give you the confidence to know if your work has potential and your efforts are going to be worthwhile.

This package makes an ideal gift for aspiring writers too!

The package includes:

  • Professional review and assessment of up to 50 pages of work
  • A written report that will cover the style, plot, and quality of writing
  • Advice on errors to avoid as you continue with your writing

You might also like to consider working with one of our writing coaches over a period of time to help you to stay on track, and get personalised advice. Just get in touch and we can give you more information.

£99.00

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One to One Mentoring

If you are serious about developing your writing career you will relish the opportunity for one to one mentoring with a professional editor.

This package includes:

  • Assessment and analysis of up to 100 pages of work.
  • A written report
  • Five hours of one to one coaching and advice. This can be scheduled as required and be done either by phone, Skype or Facetime.

Additional hours can be booked at £55 an hour.

£250.00

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Full Manuscript Review

This service offers the opportunity to have your complete manuscript reviewed by a professional editor.  While this is not a detailed edit it will provide a comprehensive report about the structure, plot, characters and commercial potential for your work. The feedback can help with honing your work and increase your opportunities of either acquiring an agent, a publishing deal or deciding to invest in becoming an independent author.

Having ready your report you may wish to take up the opportunity of booking one to one mentoring with the editor at the discounted rate of £45 an hour.

£499.00

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Book Cover Consultancy and Design Package

Everyone judges a book by its cover and getting it right is essential. Octavo works with professional designers that know exactly what is right and on trend with the market. They understand the need to target the cover to readers of your genre and know what the booksellers expect and demand. With the right cover your book has the chance to soar so it is worth making an investment and getting it right from the start.

This package includes:

  • Consultancy to determine the correct style and images for your target market and genre.
  • Two initial design concepts based on your specifications – if you reject them both we’ll do a third one!
  • Unlimited revisions to refine the design of your choice.
  • eBook cover file – front cover only.
  • Full wrap-around cover for your specified size of book for print edition.
  • Use of stock images from our extensive library.
  • You own full copyright on your cover so you can use it on marketing and merchandise as required.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT SUPPLY THE STOCK IMAGES USED IN YOUR COVER AS THIS IS A BREACH OF OUR LICENCE WITH THE LIBRARY. YOU CAN, HOWEVER, PURCHASE A LICENCE OF YOUR OWN, AND WE CAN ASSIST WITH THIS, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE THE STOCK IMAGES IN OTHER PROJECTS OF YOUR OWN.

£345.00

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