Our editorial team is dedicated to helping you improve the manuscript you already have, not turning it into something else. All of our edits are made using track-change features, allowing you to review each correction individually and determine if you wish to accept or reject the edit. We will never alter your manuscript outside of these features.
Even the most skilled authors seek out a fresh pair of eyes. Our team of editors work in the publishing industry, providing them with an inside understanding of what agents, publishers, and readers look for in a polished, professional manuscript. You’ve already done the hard work of completing your manuscript—let us take it to the finish line.
Sites like Grammarly, Scribens, or the spelling and grammar features included in your word processor are useful tools, but can fall short with some of the more nuanced aspects of language and grammar. We can mistype and create a word that, while spelled correctly, is not the one we intended. Word processor features can autocorrect a word or phrase, changing the name of a character or a location that the dictionary did not recognize. Only a copy editor can look at your manuscript with both a technical and human eye.
All edits are made using track-change features, allowing you to review each change individually and determine if you wish to accept or reject the edit. We will never alter your manuscript without keeping a history of the suggested changes for you to approve.
Our editors are all professionals from within the publishing industry, giving them unique insight into the style guides, dictionaries, and linguistic conventions used by some of the largest publishing houses in the world. When the dictionary has a long list of acceptable spellings, the team at Foreword can help you pick the one publishers prefer.
Our editors will perform a general fact-check to confirm things such as the spellings of common names and places, historical dates and references, brand names, etc.
Even titles that grace the New York Times Best Seller list are not devoid of mistakes, but our team of editors will use the skills and knowledge they have gained over years of professional experience to remove the vast majority of errors from your manuscript.
At this time, Foreword Editorial Services is accepting all genres of fiction and literary nonfiction. To avoid giving legitimacy to books encouraging violence, hate speech, etc., we do reserve the right to refuse manuscripts on these grounds.