We specialize in Romance, novels with strong romantic elements, and Erotica (dark & light).
Genre We Accept
We will accept the following types of projects, whether it’s panty melting hot, erotic, or closed-door and sweet:
Paranormal and Fantasy Romance
Romantic Suspense and Mystery
What You Get
You get at least 2 passes, a Line Edit and a Copy Edit, done by 2 separate editors.
The first pass covers repetitive word choices, overused clichés, point of view slips, logical development of information, dialogue problems, reactions and cues, scene structures, misplaced modifiers, and general issues of clarity.
The second pass covers grammar, punctuation, typos, repetition, unnecessary padding to your prose, errors of fact, and also general issues of clarity or logic.
You get a free sample edit of the first ten (10) pages from your manuscript (MS) when you request a quote.
What is Not Covered
Editorial feedback on plot and characterization, pacing and information dump, goals and motivations, story and character themes.
If the above feedback is required, the author is encouraged to get a developmental edit, or a good critique partner. However, we will point out minor issues in these areas once they are seen.
How it Works
Please go to our Get Started section, complete the form, and upload the full MS (.doc, .docx, or .rtf, double spaced, 12 pt font, Times New Roman, .5″ indent, or similar formatting).
An editor will critique the first ten (10) pages (line edits only) using Track Changes and the Comment feature in Microsoft Word. The ten (10) page sample, a “what you can expect letter” detailing turnaround time, available dates for your project, the name of your editors etc…, and an invoice for the price of the full MS will be sent to you.
If you choose not to utilize AuthorsDesigns services, the ten page sample edits is yours free of cost! Please keep in mind that the Ten (10) page sample will only reflect the first stage of our 2 Pass Edit, but should give you an idea of the quality you can expect from us.
Once the invoice is paid in full, we will schedule your project for the date mentioned in the ‘what you can expect’ letter. If no payment or email communication is received within 10 days, the invoice will be cancelled.
What You Should Know
It is important to note that while our editors make suggestions based on their expertise, you as the author have the final say on what goes into the final book.
All edits will be done through Microsoft Word’s track change feature, and questions and suggestions will be given via the program’s comment feature, so you have control over what goes into the final book, and have the power to accept or reject Line Edits and Copy Edits.
We recommend that you have an experienced critique partner review your MS before submission. The stronger your manuscript is when we receive it, the stronger it will be when we are finished with it.