Services

Book and Manuscript Editing

Our editing and proofreading services include the following:

– Copyediting for target audience to improve structure, flow, clarity, word use, consistency, and comprehension.

– Proofreading for errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

– We offer advice and suggestions to improve the originality and quality of the content.

– We also provide amendments and client requested changes free of charge.

Extra Editing

We consider the following as special or extra editing for which we may ask for other charges. The charges are however waived for clients that patronize us thrice.

When you submit a work in a format other than a Word or Google document.

You send the work in batched or multiple sections, rather than as a single document.

We are to copy text from other sources (e.g. blogs and websites) to edit.

We are to change the word format from US to UK English or vice-versa.

Similarity Test

We charge special rates to correct issues of originality in works submitted for editing and proofreading. This happens when an originality test returns more than 20 percent similarity with published works. Clients may choose to opt out of this test to check for originality of their essays and manuscripts.

Editing Costs

Basic copyediting: $15 to $25 per hour Pace: 5 to 10 pages an hour

Heavy copyediting: $30 to $50 per hour Pace: 2 to 5 pages an hour

Substantive editing (in line editing): $40 to $60 per hour Pace: 1 to 6 pages per hour

Developmental editing: $60 to $80 per hour Pace: 2 to 5 pages per hour

GUIDE TO EDITING COSTS

BASIC COPYEDITING: involves review of text, correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.

HEAVY COPYEDITING is basic copyediting plus reading the manuscript to check for consistency, redundancy, flow, transition, and the proper use of words.

SUBSTANTIVE EDITING is heavy copywriting plus ensuring proper tense and tone, providing suggestions for copy alignment and thought transitions, fact checking statistics and sources within the book for accuracy, eliminating confusion, providing clarity, and sustaining the readers’ interest. It also involves maintaining the author’s style and tone while polishing manuscript and generally improving the copy.

DEVELOPMENT EDITING is getting involved in the writing process, right from the ideas conception stage. We are involved in the book development and organization. For fictional works, we advise on the characters, the storyline, the pace, chapter arrangement, overall content, flow, and arrangement of text.

Strategic Business Planning

We create strategic business plans from an interactive process that involves and aligns internal stakeholders to shared aspirations and directions, builds sense of community and trust with internal and external stakeholders, and clearly explains the business role in the market, including opportunities to exploit and risks to avoid. This document helps the consumer – board, bank, or funder – understand the business model, recognize the strategy, know where one is  headed and why this is important. The process is summarized as:

– Building on internal sense of community that clarifies priorities for the years ahead.

– Understanding the role of your business in the market, including assessments of the opportunities for partnerships and collaborations.

Strategic Business Planning is a time-driven business, requiring us to charge for our time based on our experience and expertise.

Message Development

We develop compelling messages that stimulate customer action to achieve each client’s corporate goals. Our core and support messages leverage unique media and communication skills of Ogbuagu Anikwe & Co. to promote clients’ multisector advocacy and publicity campaigns. Contact us today for a quote.

Web Writing

We design an online training manual and, on request, implement for our clients to improve writing and editing skills of staff involved in content creation, copy editing, and media placements.

Business Research.

We provide local intelligence to clients interested in maximizing sales and profit in any given location. Our range of research service includes market surveys, focus group discussions, case studies, and customer interviews. Clients use them to identify in-demand and profitable products and services.

Freelance Writing

We have experts in diverse fields producing content for mass media, VIPs, and corporate clients. We write and rewrite articles, manuscripts, and speeches for high networth individuals, helping bring ideas and experiences to life through insightful and valuable editorial articles and autobiographies.


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Strategic Business Planning

We create strategic business plans from an interactive process that involves and aligns internal stakeholders to shared aspirations and directions, builds sense of community and trust with internal and external stakeholders, and clearly explains the business role in the market, including opportunities to exploit and risks to avoid. This document helps the consumer – board, bank, or funder – understand the business model, recognize the strategy, know where one is  headed and why this is important. The process is summarized as:

  • Building on internal sense of community that clarifies priorities for the years ahead.
  • Building trust with those you hope to serve and the wider community of potential buyers.
  • Understanding the role of your business in the market, including assessments of the opportunities for partnerships and collaborations.
  • Helping the two key consumers of the plan – board and bank or other funding agency – understand the business model, recognize the strategy, and know where you are headed and why this is important.