We Help Authors Write Great Books

Pennypacker and Associates, Editors

We can help you create a manuscript that’s engaging, thought-provoking, educational, persuasive, and meets your goals. We specialize in working with authors writing business, technology, or other nonfiction books. So whether you need help in developing your book idea or just want to make sure that your book is well-written, professionally edited, and will excite prospective agents, publishers, and readers, we can help. We offer the following services:

Developmental Editing

Developmental Editing

Before you’ve written your book we can help you plan your editorial strategy and work with you to develop your topic and plan the overall structure of the book to guide you in writing it.

Substantive Editing

Substantive Editing

Once your manuscript is written, we can provide comprehensive editing, helping you with idea development, organization, style, flow, word choice, and other aspects of writing. Includes Copy Editing.

Copy Editing

Copy Editing

Once your manuscript is written, we can review it to insure that grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, consistency, accuracy, and other mechanics of style are perfect. We follow The Chicago Manual of Style.

Proofreading

Proofreading

As a final check on your manuscript before it goes to press, we will review it for errors in spelling, punctuation, spacing, typograph, formatting, hyphenation, and anything else we believe is a mistake.

Indexing

Indexing

Just before your book goes to press, we can prepare an index that identifies important and useful information to the reader so they can easily find it.

Book Proposal Consulting

Book Proposal Consulting/Editing

We can help you prepare a comprehensive and persuasive book proposal to help you convince an agent or publisher to accept your manuscript.