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Hybrid Editing

How it works:

Hybrid Editing You e-mail us your Microsoft Word or Mac Pages document, and we repair typographical errors as well as any flaws in grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, or noncompliance with Chicago style, the style preferred by book publishers. We do not rewrite large portions or interfere with your writing style.

As a separate document, we write a full evaluation that covers all the elements of the manuscript, including any creative-writing concerns, if we have any. The evaluation explains our changes and, if necessary, makes suggestions to increase the power and marketability of the manuscript.

We use Track Changes, so you clearly see all our suggestions. You have the option of accepting or rejecting each one, so the book always reflects your choices and your voice.

When we finish, we return several files. One is your manuscript with all our suggested changes in a color other than the original, so you can spot each one. We also send a clean version with all the changes made, in case you wish to accept all the changes in total. You also receive a document that contains our complete evaluation.

Hybrid editing combines the best of both hard-copy and electronic editing, so you not only have the ease of the changes made for you, but you also learn through the process and benefit from the knowledge in the report that covers all the elements of the manuscript, including marketability.

Hybrid editing is especially helpful for writers who plan to write more books and want to glean knowledge from a professional editor.

Advantages of hybrid editing

Drawbacks of hybrid editing All work is prepaid. Send your Word or Pages file to or and then either mail your check or money order, call Zebra Communications at 770-924-0528 with credit card information, or pay through Be sure to send us a copy of the Editing Request Form so we will know what level of service you want and how to contact you.

People who use hybrid editing are writers eager to improve their books as much as possible, learn from the experience, and apply what they have learned to future books. They appreciate the ease of not having to make the corrections themselves.

The price for hybrid editing is 6¢ ($.06) a word based on the Microsoft Word or Mac Pages word count. ($100 minimum per submission) There are no shipping and handling fees.

As soon as we receive payment, we let you know an estimated turnaround date.

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