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You Can Reach Your Goal:
a Professionally Produced Book

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Client Recognition

We’re very proud of all of our clients’ nominations and awards, including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin, given each year to recognize excellence in independent publishing. 

Detailed list of nominees and award winners

PeopleSpeak can help ensure that your nonfiction book stands up to the scrutiny of editors, publishers, and book buyers.

Your manuscript will be well organized, clear, and easy on the reader.

Your intent and the integrity of your style will be maintained.

We offer an objective viewpoint and take pride in providing clarity, cohesiveness, and consistency to every project.

We pay close attention to every detail. We can

  • Eliminate wordiness
  • Review content for accuracy and logic
  • Ensure proper tone for the intended audience
  • Explain acronyms and abbreviations
  • Check completeness, accuracy and format of tables, bibliographies and footnotes

To maximize the professionalism of your next project, we check

  • Punctuation
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Writing transitions
  • Consistency
  • Conformance to style
  • Subject-verb agreement

Choose the services you need for your project:

  • Content editing
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • And more

Do I really need an editor?

An editor is an integral part of the publishing/production team, contributing to the overall quality of the final product.

Many people think that editing is a job any English major can do right out of college or that authors can edit their own work. We have found neither to be the case. That great thinker Anonymous was right when she said, “Editing your own work is like removing your own tonsils—possible but painful.”

Editing is a craft and an ongoing learning process about our language. An editor’s main job is to be the readers’ advocate—to make sure that what the author is saying will be clearly understood by the intended audience. Editors do not impose their will or opinions or feelings on a work but rather bring out the best in the material while maintaining the author’s style and “voice.”

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