ML Excellence Publishing

Who is ML Excellence?

ML Excellence is a self publishing book, consulting service that provides advice, coaching, resources and information to express yourself through writing and or to self publish your own books.

If you have a manuscript for a book or desire assistance in publishing your book, ML Excellence can provide assistance in preparing your manuscript, and the entire process of publishing your book, whether it be fiction or non-fiction, poetry, or expressive writing from start to finish!

Some of the services we provide at a glance are assistance in preparing your manuscript, the outline for your book, formatting and editing services such as:

Christian Editor – Editing and reviewing Christian books and material where knowledge of my knowledge of scripture, and the Bible is important to ensure proper editing in accordance with scripture and the writer’s story.

Freelance Editor – A freelance editor reads, reviews, and corrects writing for a variety of different clients to get stories ready for publication. A freelance editor is a contractor and works on a project-by-project basis for their clients.

Elite Author Editor – Elite Authors offers copyediting, line editing, developmental editing, and proofreading services. Copyediting addresses mechanical issues such as grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Line editing and developmental editing tackle to different degrees substantive issues such as plot, characterization, pacing, and point of view.   

I have self-published 6 books as of today. (Do a search on amazon for: Jamal Quinn to review my books) 

The services I perform  in book publishing and editing are:

Copy editing

Content editing (aka developmental editing)

Proofreading

Formatting 

Cover Design (limited services)

Editing descriptions are as follows:

Copy editing – Copyediting is the process of checking for mistakes, inconsistencies, and repetition. During this process, your manuscript is polished for publication. Contrary to popular belief, the copy editor is not a glorified spell checker.

The copyeditor is your partner in publication. He or she makes sure that your manuscript tells the best story possible. A copy editor focuses on the document at a more technical, closer level. A copy editor may review for clarity and readability as well as flow, grammar, word usage, spelling, and punctuation. They read your writing to focus on syntax, word repetition, and sentence/paragraph length.

A professional copy editor also corrects grammar or spelling errors, fixes punctuation, and makes suggestions as needed. A copy editor will focus on grammar, syntax, sentence structure, accurate word choices, verb tense, capitalization, punctuation, missed and repeated words, paragraph and sentence length. They may suggest reorganizing chapter titles or subheads as well.

Content editing – (also called developmental editing)

This is where an editor looks at your manuscript from the “big picture” viewpoint. A content editor keeps their finger on the pulse of the message while making sure the manuscript is well-written. The editor will ask these questions: Is the theme or plot of the book well-developed and organized?

Is there good story-telling and snappy dialog? Does the story move at a good pace? Are the characters original and believable? Are the subplots well-integrated? With both fiction and non-fiction, are there contradictions, inconsistencies, factual errors or discrepancies? Is there an introduction and conclusion? Is the book written for the right target market and will it grab attention?

-The difference between copy editing and content editing (aka developmental editing)  Although there are similarities between the various levels of editing, copy editing and content editing are two different things. Some of the similarities are that both copy editors and content editors examine the document in detail. However, copy editing and content editing occur at separate stages of the editing process, and the skillsets of copy editing and content editing differ.

 A content editor looks at your writing from a broader, big-picture lens. A content editor focuses on such things as character and plot development, argument threads, dialog, pace, inconsistencies in storylines, factual errors, and sections/chapters. A content editor may offer feedback that suggests certain passages be rewritten; advises the adding, moving, or deleting of text; or helps with plot or character development via dialog or descriptive text.

 Proofreading: Proofreading means examining your text carefully to find and correct typographical errors and mistakes in grammar, style, and spelling. Here are some of the things I will do. Spellcheck, eliminate unnecessary words and mistakes, correct grammatical errors, and ensure a consistent flow and correct wording with the correct English.

Formatting – Involves putting your manuscript into a book size format that you desire. In other words the size of your book. The standard size that I use is 5.5 x 8.5 which is not too big or small. It is the standard book format.  I also can format and prepare it for Amazon Kindle and Print book format for Amazon or printing of your own books online. You can upload to Amazon for free, but to print your own books there is a cost. I can recommend and assist with this as well.

Cover Design – Having a nice cover is very important. A cover that stands out and grabs the attention of the reader is important to the overall sale of the book. Cover design can vary in costs depending on you using a professional or amateur graphic artist. I have an account with a company that has standard template covers that can be edited, updated and changed for your use!  Contact me about this! The cover is the last thing that should be done!

I can assist you in your manuscript, and the entire process of publishing your book, poetry, or expressive writing and publishing it on Amazon in print format and Kindle ebook format!

Go to https://jamalquinn.com/books/ to view some of my books for additional information.

Publishing a book can be expensive, but I have very competitive rates.

Everyone has a story that can bless the lives of others! I am here to assist you in every step from creation to finish if your book in every possible way! I pray this information has been a blessing!  Now let’s get to work and write that book!

For information on how I got started: (click the link below)

ML Excellence – How we got started!

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