How Our Editing Services Help

Every good writer needs a good editor – someone who can let the writer know what works and what doesn’t, what material to develop and what material to cut, someone to help with grammar and spelling, and to ensure that the author’s work is reaching the intended audience.

If you are a writer, a publisher, or a business, and need help with perfecting your words – our professional eyes are yours!

Wordplay Editing Services can provide you with clear and specific advice on how you can improve your chances of getting published. The way we achieve this is by:

  • fixing spelling errors, typographical errors and grammatical errors
  • tightening plot issues
  • helping with your tone, register, readability, characterisation, and ensuring your story is suitable for your chosen genre

We have completed many manuscript assessments for authors and can offer you a comprehensive assessment of your work for a flat quoted fee. For an additional fee, we can also complete structural, copyedits and proofreads for you.

Wordplay Editing Services can assist with any manuscript assessments, editorial reviews and reader’s reports. Our team of editors are very passionate about finding and publishing fantastic work, which sometimes might be overlooked. We can assist in the decision-making process when deciding whether the manuscript that you feel ‘has something’ is publishable, something which many publishing houses don’t have the time to analyse. Our editors have more than with more than 17 years’ experience in copyediting, proofreading and indexing adults and children’s non-fiction and fiction. And Michele’s 10 years’ experience in the bookselling industry, certainly ensures she knows what books sell.

The writing team at Wordplay Editing Services can write new content for your business, as well as copyedit and proofread any existing content that needs to be read by a specific audience to ensure everything is perfect!

Editing Services

Here is a simple guideline as to the editing process your manuscript should go through before it’s ready for the world, or a publisher.

STEP ONE: If you haven’t shown your manuscript to anyone, it is a good idea to start with a manuscript assessment. Once you’ve had that done, and reworked your manuscript, you can move to Step Two.

STEP TWO: A structural edit will help you iron out any overall structural issues with your storyline, or the structure of the information you wish to share with your readers. Once you’ve had this done, and again reworked your manuscript, you can move to Step Three.

STEP THREE: A copyedit will fine-tune your manuscript and ensure that all your words are working FOR your manuscript. Once done, and you have reworked and approved your editor’s changes, it’s time for the Final Edit, or Proofread.

STEP FOUR: A proofread will pick up any final typos, errors made since the last edit, and this final edit will perfect your manuscript and ready it for submission to agents or publishers, or for typesetting with a publisher/printer.



One of our professional editors, with publishing experience, will read your manuscript and give you suggestions as to how you can improve it before you send it to a publisher or, for self-publishers, press that print button! We can evaluate and write an assessment for a flat fee. Aspects looked at include: narrative, voice, plot, pace, characterisations, dialogue, and readership. Before Michele became an editor, she worked in the bookselling business, and as a book buyer, for 10 years. This, coupled with over 17 years of experience as an editor in numerous publishing houses ensures that the Wordplay Editing team know what can make your work more ‘publishable’!

This deals with the bigger picture – the logical structuring of information, or your storyline and the plot threads, and the matching of language and presentation to the needs of the audience. Aspects checked at this stage include:

  • effective and inclusive language
  • how easily the story/text flows
  • purpose of the text
  • narrative, voice, plot, pace, characterisations, dialogue, readership, title, length and presentation

The overall accomplishment of a good structural edit is that the author’s message reaches the audience, or that your storyline is complete and flows appropriately. Our editors can also give you a critical evaluation of your piece and suggest changes, which you may or may not take onboard.

This is the general description given to a variety of tasks. Most importantly it ensures that nothing disturbs the interaction between author and reader. Points that are checked include:

  • narrative, voice, plot, pace, characterisations, dialogue, readership, title, length and presentation
  • grammar, spelling and punctuation (all is corrected)
  • consistent style
  • factual accuracy
  • correct illustrations suitably placed and captioned
  • completeness
  • coordination of copyright applications and acknowledgments, legal concerns etc.
  • checking of title page, imprint page, references, indexes, chapters etc.

Proofreading is generally the final edit, (usually completed when the manuscript has been typeset) but you can have your manuscript proofread at various stages along the publishing process. In this edit, your editor will check all spelling, grammar, punctuation, layout and styling.

Writing Services

The writers at Wordplay Editing Services can assist with Web Content Writing, Copywriting and SEO Writing.
With years of research and writing experience, they can help with the following:

  • ghost-writing
  • non-fiction and fiction writing
  • writing website content
  • writing sales and marketing material
  • writing press releases
  • writing articles
  • writing newsletters
  • copywriting
  • SEO writing
  • writing and designing brochures/booklets
  • researching and fact checking
  • editing existing web content

They have written for the Australian Bookseller and Publisher Magazine, University of Queensland Press, Steve Parish Publishing, New Holland Publishers, Mary Ryan’s Books, Borders Books and Café, Suncorp, Creatop, The Blurb Magazine, The Australian Girl Guides, Sanofi, Genzyme, Nature’s Own, Telfast, Cenovis, HealthMine, Independent Ink … to name a few.

Is English Your Second Language?

Are you wanting to introduce your business into the English-speaking markets? Is the content on your website easily read and understood by your English readers? With the English language now being the most universal language in the world, it’s extremely important to ensure your message is getting across to your markets correctly. For this to happen, you will need the services of a professional and experienced English editor.

With over 17 years’ experience, Wordplay Editing Services may be what your business needs to take you and your business to the next level. We have worked with businesses all over the world, helping them perfect the English for their websites. If you are not 100% sure that the English that appears on your website is correct – we can edit and proofread this for you.

It’s imperative that your English is perfect, to attract your English-speaking clients.

Do you have questions? Contact Wordplay Editing Services.

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