We Help Authors Write Great Books

Pennypacker and Associates, Editors

We can help you create a manuscript that’s engaging, thought-provoking, educational, and persuasive. We specialize in working with authors who write 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. We’ll work with you to develop your topic, plan the overall structure of the book, and guide you in writing it.

Substantive Editing

Substantive Editing

Once your manuscript is written, we can provide comprehensive editing to help 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, typography, 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 so it’s easy to find.

Book Proposal Consulting

Book Proposal Consulting/Editing

We can help you prepare a comprehensive and persuasive book proposal to submit to an agent or publisher.