The HyperEdits Advantage:
- Free sample edits, custom rate quotes, volume discounts
- Full service options, from development to publication, plus free resources for writers
- Encouragement and respect for the integrity of your own vision, structure, voice and style; without prejudgment of controversial content or experimental form.
- Secure online payment via PayPal or credit card order form.
What is HyperEdits?
HyperEdits represents an evolution from its parent site, HyperLife Editing Services (itself an extension of the ominibus semi-fictional project, HyperLife: A Life in Hypertext). While both sites offer the same quality of core editing services – proofreading, basic copyediting, and advanced editing or rewriting – this new division offers more specialized services to suit your needs:
| HyperLife Editing Services
First, the world of digital text itself takes the predominant form of HTML, which stands for “hypertext markup language”; while hyperlinks represent the lifeblood of that connective tissue of the Web. Second, there is the aspect of the fast, hyperactive pace of contemporary life, fueled by the accelerating pace of technology. Finally, the editor must take a high overview of a manuscript in order to gauge the writer’s intent and to coax its essence into the clearest expression.
True, it’s almost embarrassing to evoke associations of hyperactivity, or to conjure the image of the hypercritical editor. Yet it must be admitted that the editor who is plugged into the digital publishing and networking world must be conversant with the broadest array of contemporary trends. And while hypercritical may be an apt descriptive term for the craft of editing, editing as a collaborative art must be tempered with grace and appreciation for the integrity of the writer’s work.
A note about usage:
You may be confused about the usage of the terms copy editing and copy editor versus copyediting and copyeditor; as well as the variations ebook, eBook, and e-book. I follow the dictionary’s guidance in settling on copy editor but copyediting. In the case of digital publishing, technology terms follow the general language trend in evolving away from hyphens; so as email has gained preeminence over the earlier e-mail, I choose the simple form ebook to run ahead of the curve. Likewise, while the Oxford Dictionary still has copy-edit, I follow standard industry practice in moving to copyedit and copyediting, consistent also with the related term proofreading.