Reader Reports

The fastest, least expensive avenue

Whether it’s a short story, inspirational memoir, fictional novel, nonfiction book, old query letter, or new book proposal, we give the material a full review, covering a whole gamut of pertinent editorial issues, including:

• Main idea(s), theme(s), and book positioning
• Plot and character development
• Dialogue and other transitioning
• Macro/micro organization
• Sentence structure and syntax
• Grammar and mechanics
• Fact checking and use of resources
• Overall thoughts and next steps

Email us at [email protected]: In your message include a description of your project and its word count, as well as a sample of the writing if you wish to attach one. One of us will be in touch about availability, turnaround time, and rates. We ask for at least a 3–4 week turnaround time for every report, but manuscripts of monstrous proportions have sometimes taken more than a month. When your report is complete, we send it back to you with an invoice. Net-30 terms with PayPal or check.

In addition to books, we read many of book-related documents, so rates differ accordingly. Please inquire further by emailing us at [email protected].

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Lend us your type and trust, and we'll give you our minds.

~The Editors

Email: info (at) cogitatestudios (dot) com for more information.

Basic Book-Editing Services

Ghostwriting

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Ghostwriters make you shine. Many different walks of life have hired us to ghostwrite for them and, in each case, we’ve had varying degrees of involvement. Sometimes we’ve been hired to edit and clean up a rough draft, …

Book Proposals

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Well-read book proposals get published. Sometimes you don’t have to write an entire manuscript before submitting a proposal. In the case of many non-fiction and graphic novel projects, for example, publishers, literary agents, and commissioning editors will ask for …

Developmental Editing

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Developmental editing digs deep. More radically address the content of your work: • Main premise • Plot structure • Character development • Overall organization • Writing style • Word choice • Dialogue This kind of editing, because it requires rewriting and/or reorganization, should be completed …

Proofreading

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Proofreaders save the day. Proofreading is the last major stage of the editing process. As always, reading and consistent marking remain essential. When we proofread, we read word-for-word, noting all punctuation, paragraphing, capitalization, and italics, and ensure that …

Copyediting

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Hire a copyediting guru. Copyediting requires attention to every word in a manuscript, a thorough knowledge of the style to be followed, and the ability to make quick, logical, and defensible decisions. This type of editing, sometimes …

Query Letters

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We’re former agents and in-house editors We’ve seen hundreds of pitches. As query letter ghostwriters, we’ve helped many authors find publishers. The unique set themselves apart because they know how to speak the language, and we help isolate and …

Reader Reports

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The fastest, least expensive avenue Whether it’s a short story, inspirational memoir, fictional novel, nonfiction book, old query letter, or new book proposal, we give the material a full review, covering a whole gamut of pertinent editorial issues, …