Category Archives: Developmental Editing

For the Road — Columbus Creative Cooperative

Today is the release day for Columbus Creative Cooperative’s latest anthology, For the perf5.500x8.500.inddRoad: Short Stories of America’s Highways. The folks over at Columbus Creative Cooperative provide some great resources for local writers, and we were thrilled to be part of the production team working on their new book.

Find “For the Road” here!

 

Columbus Publishing Lab’s team of developmental editors worked with each of the ten anthology authors to provide extensive feedback on every story. Each author received professional editing services, and with them, the opportunity to improve their story based on our editors’ feedback. Learn more about developmental editing here.

After the developmental editing was complete, a copy editor edited the book thoroughly to standardize the stories to a style guide, and catch any spelling and grammar mistakes. Learn more about copy editing services here. 

From there, our interior designers formatted the book for both print and e-book markets, ensuring the book looked beautiful, and was easily readable across multiple platforms. Learn more about interior design here.

After the interior design was complete our proofreaders combed through the book one last time to catch any remaining errors, and check the interior designer’s work before the book went to the printer. Learn more about proofreading services here. 

The result? A fantastic, professional-looking book. Congratulations to all of the authors who were selected to be published in this book! It was great working with you.

If you’re interested in producing a book, we’d love to speak with you. Contact us directly here. 

Joseph Downing — The Solution Package + Developmental Editing

The Abundant Bohemian by Joseph Downing is a guide to living an unconventional life, cover with borderwhile managing to be happy and make a living in the process. Joe wanted to produce a quality book, and he knew the traditional publishing route wasn’t the only way to accomplish that goal. Columbus Publishing Lab isn’t the biggest, or flashiest self-publisher on the block, but we know how to produce great books. 

…in our all-or-nothing, win-at-all-costs culture, we desperately want the stamp of validation on our work. We’re not writers until a New York publishing house publishes our novel. We’re not painters until we have a show at a prestigious gallery. We’re not musicians without a record contract.
It’s time to let all that go.

-Excerpt from The Abundant Bohemian

The first step to producing a professional book is developmental editing. In a developmental edit, an experienced editor examines elements of the book like narrative arc and plot structure, and provides a detailed report with recommendations to improve areas of concern. The Abundant Bohemian was subjected to a rigorous developmental edit before the rest of the publishing process took place. As a result, Joe was able to act on the suggestions of our editor to improve his book before it was released.

From there, a copy editor read through The Abundant Bohemian line by line, correcting any grammar and spelling mistakes, and standardizing elements of the book to a style guide. The interior of the book was then professionally formatted for both print and e-book markets, and a final proofread was completed before the book went to the printer.

Our team of designers and illustrators created a custom cover design to fit the aesthetic of Joe’s book, and to provide a professional front for his work.

The Abundant Bohemian is available through all major online print and e-book retailers through our distribution servicesWe handle the printing, shipping and fulfillment, providing a hassle-free experience for Joe. 

Because of the exceptional quality of the book, it is distributed under our premier imprint- Boyle & Dalton. We guarantee The Abundant Bohemian is of the same quality as a book produced by the finest independent and traditional publishers. 

Find The Abundant Bohemian here. 

Throughout the publishing process, Joe always had a dedicated point of contact. When he had a question, or wanted an update, there was always someone ready to take his call. We’re committed to making the publishing process simple, professional and enjoyable for our authors.

If you’re thinking about self-publishing, contact us here. We’d love to help you produce an exceptional book.

R.K. Blessing — The Solution Package + Developmental Editing

R.K. Blessing put a lot of work into writing his romantic-comedy, Clare R., and he wanted clare r coverthe finished book to reflect that. While a lot of first-time authors are tempted to publish immediately, Blessing contacted Columbus Publishing Lab to see what he needed to do to produce a professional debut novel. He chose to publish with The Solution Package, and added developmental editing.

Find Clare R. on Amazon.com here. 

The first step to producing a professional book is developmental editing. In a developmental edit, an experienced editor thoroughly examines elements of the book like narrative arc, character development and plot structure, and provides a detailed report with recommendations to improve areas of concern. Clare R. was subjected to a rigorous developmental edit before the rest of the publishing process took place. As a result, Blessing was able to make changes to improve his book before it was released.

From there, a copy editor read through Clare R. line by line, correcting any grammar and spelling mistakes, and standardizing elements of the book to a style guide. The interior of the book was then professionally formatted for both print and e-book markets, and a final proofread was done before the book went to the printer.

The Solution Package includes basic cover design, but Blessing wanted to take the exterior of his book to the next level with our premium cover design service. Our team of designers and illustrators created a cover with custom artwork to incorporate elements of the Clare R. story line.

Clare R. is available through all major online print and e-book retailers through our distribution services. We handle the printing, shipping and fulfillment, and Blessing collects the check.

Throughout the publishing process, Blessing always had a dedicated point of contact. When he had a question, or wanted an update, there was always someone ready to take his call. We’re committed to making the publishing process simple, professional and enjoyable for our authors.

If you’re thinking about self-publishing, contact us here. We’d love to discuss your project.

Hagridden — Columbus Press

Hagridden is a newly released historical fiction novel by Samuel Snoek-Brown. Columbus hagriddenPress, the publisher of the book, uses the same team of editors, designers and marketing consultants that are available to you through Columbus Publishing Lab.

Hagridden underwent several rounds of developmental editing before copy editing took place. After that was completed, a team of proofreaders combed through the book, looking for any remaining errors.

The cover design and interior design were completed by a team of Columbus Publishing Lab designers. The custom cover design for Hagridden is considered our Premium Cover Design service.

Our team of marketing experts helped Columbus Press plan and implement a strategy to successfully get the book into the hands of readers and reviewers. Our web developer designed them a custom website to help promote and publicize the book. Check out their handiwork at HagriddenBook.com. We also assisted with the production of print materials, and social media integration.

The book is now available as a paperback, e-book and hardback on Amazon.com, and all major online retailers.

If you’re interested in producing a book like Hagridden, contact us. We’d love to answer your questions and learn about your project.

Capital Offense – Columbus Press

final_cover_LGCapital Offense by Kurt Stevens was originally published to the web as a serial novel, and then released by traditional avenues as a paperback and e-book on January 28, 2014.  Columbus Press, the publisher of the book, uses the same team of editors, designers and marketing consultants that are available to you through Columbus Publishing Lab.

Capital Offense underwent a severe developmental review process by editor Brad Pauquette, before a copy edit was completed by editor Lin Rice.  The proofread was completed by a team of proofreaders.

The cover design and interior design were completed by a team of Columbus Publishing Lab designers.  The cover design would fall under our “Premium Cover Design” services.

The website for the serial release of the book was designed by our team (web design services), find it at www.CapitalOffenseBook.com.  We also assisted with the production of print materials, the creation of a marketing plan and a complete social media implementation.

The book, both paperback and e-book, are now available on Amazon.com.  The paperback is available from all major online retailers.

Are you interested in producing a book like Capital Offense?  Please contact us to discuss your project today.

Best of Ohio Short Stories – Columbus Creative Cooperative

Best of Ohio Short StoriesBest of Ohio Short Stories: Volume 1 was released by Columbus Creative Cooperative in November of 2013, using the same editorial, design, marketing and distribution services that are available to you through Columbus Publishing Lab.

All of the stories included in this book underwent a developmental editing process and copy editing process.

Custom digital artwork was created for the book cover (Premium Book Cover).  The interior of the book was carefully laid out by an experienced designer.

In addition, marketing materials and a website (Author Special Website) — www.BestofOhioBook.com — were created specifically for this book.

Using the same distribution services available to you, the book is available from all major retailers as both a paperback book and an e-book.

Check out Best of Ohio Short Stories: Volume 1 on Goodreads and Amazon, or on the Columbus Creative Cooperative website.

If you’re thinking about self-publishing, you won’t find a better team of editors, designers and consultants than we have at Columbus Publishing Lab.  Our distribution services are top-notch and our pricing is fair.  Check out our self-publishing packages today.

Every client at Columbus Publishing Lab receives first-class, personalized service.  There’s no 1-800 number or general support e-mail.  When you use our self-publishing services, you’ll have a dedicated, knowledgeable single point of contact who you can call or e-mail personally.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Seven in a Jeep – Columbus Press

Seven in a Jeep by Ed GaydosSeven in a Jeep: A Memoir of the Vietnam War by Ed Gaydos was published in May of 2013, using the same editorial and design team that is available to you through Columbus Publishing Lab.

If you’re interested in self-publishing your book, you won’t find a better team of editors, designers and consultants than you will right here.  Our distribution services are exemplary and our prices are fair and affordable.

Seven in a Jeep underwent extensive developmental editing, before a rigorous copy editing process.

Custom artwork was created and digitized for the cover by one of our talented artists, and the interior design was executed for both print and e-books.

A website was created for the book – www.SeveninaJeep.com, as well as a complete marketing plan, including social media setup and management.

To date, the book has been warmly received, and is available from a number of Central Ohio and national retailer, as well as from all major online retailers (print and digital).

The same editors and designers that produced this book are now available to assist you through Columbus Publishing Lab.  Contact CPL to discuss your book project today.

If you’re thinking about self-publishing, contact us.  We’re happy to answer your questions.

Don’t forget to check out Seven in a Jeep on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Amazon.