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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Welcome to the VLM Press FAQ page. You will find the most frequently asked questions about our books, our authors and personal requests addressed in the categories below. for additional support, contact our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Copy Editing?
Manuscripts are checked in their entirety, regarding the grammar and consistency of ideas. The text is edited according to the specific style selected by the writer.
What is Text Proofreading?
A reading of the final draft of the manuscript after editing is essential to detect errors that appear during the article production process, such as: misspellings, punctuation, typing and incorrect use of language.
What is Content Analysis and Editorial Coherence?
VLM Press offers an exclusive content analysis service that helps the writer in the production of his text, guiding you step by step through the production process. during this process, we help the writer to follow an understanding line, that gives the text an improved global sense.
How Cover Design Is Done?
Despite the saying never judge a book by its cover, people do. If the cover does not intrigue readers, they won't get the book. Our team of designers professionals work together with the author to create an exclusive cover to make it attractive.
what is included:
- Two cover concepts
- Up to three rounds of revisions on your chosen cover concept
- Print-ready full cover, including spine and back cover
- A round of revisions to the cover after it's finished
to be effective, the cover of the book needs to be distinctive, interesting and specific to your target audience.
The cover concept is created from the initial interview when the author exposes the message he wants to convey.
After finalizing the cover and interior of the book, we will design the back cover and spine according to the specifications of our printer or a printer indicated by you. The final part of the cover design includes all the necessary elements, as the back cover text, logos and barcode.
What is Content Design - Book Design?
Composition of the manuscript according to the layout and style specific to the theme of the book. Texts, images and tables are carefully organized and prepared for printing. The process involves applying paragraph and character styles, inclusion of logos and uniform values in the text (font size and styles, cores, alignments etc.).
What is the Press Release (Press Release)?
The Press Release is a separate service, a press release that can be used for media portals and the general public. Articles promoted by this service and covered by the media bring more references to the book and the writer, significantly increasing the exposure of the work to the public.
How Marketing and Sales Work?
Our writers have an exclusive support service that guides you through the pitching process., promotion and sale of your work. Our services do not stop with publishing.
We have options that include the Marketing Package, that helps the writer from the moment his book is edited and finally defined, with an unprecedented digital marketing service. All our authors receive the benefit of extensive social media outreach, through the various dissemination channels of VLM Press and on the official page: vlmpress.com and on our online sales page NossaLivraria.com
MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SERVICES WE OFFER
VLM Press offers the writer a range of options that meet the needs from creation to publication of the book.
What is Self Publishing?
Self-publishing is the act of publishing media, without the use of a traditional publisher (which owns most of the copyright and control of the distribution of the book). On self-publishing a book, the author completes the entire process, how to edit, design and format without the influence of a traditional publisher.
One of the benefits of self-publishing is a higher profit margin., Content control and full autonomy over the publishing process. The author will publish a book using own resources, with the help of a self-publishing platform, as VLM Press and normally retains all rights to the book, being responsible for the sale and distribution of the work. VLM Press is a self-publishing publisher that helps the writer to produce the book without retaining any part of the copyright.
VLM Press is a Distributor?
Although VLM Press offers writer assistance and guidance in the process of distributing and selling the book, does not offer distribution and sales service.
How Text Proofreading is Done?
Proofreading is done in two steps:
- Word-by-word Initial Review – It is required in the initial stage of the book editing process. This careful review seeks to identify and eliminate possible grammatical and typing errors..
- Word-by-word Final Review – In this step, a thorough spell check is performed., a true grammar audit, and adequacy to the VLM Press Style Manual.
What Is Copy Editing (Copy Editing)?
Copy editing is part of Editorial Coherence, VLM Press exclusive service, which focuses on the technical aspects of the manuscript, ensuring the writing meets the standards of your book's industry or niche. A professional text editor focuses on:
- Consistency of story elements(plot, scenery, characters etc.)
- Misspellings, grammar and syntax
- omitted words
- Consistency of writing style
- Vague and inaccurate statements
- Any mistakes that went unnoticed during the editing process
What is Final Reading? (Proof Reading)?
O Proof Reading (Final review) it is the last necessary step in the editing process – and the final stop before the book goes to press. While proofreading can make substantial changes (how to correct inconsistent spelling or hyphenations) in the language of the manuscript, the reviewer's role is more about quality assurance.
At this stage, it is not the role of the final review to correct, rewrite or remake the text, but the professional proofreader does an inspection of your work and looks for absolute errors, as:
- Misspelled names
- wrong/bad URLs
- Numbers that don't add up in a table
- duplicate words
- lost words
- any missed mistakes
What is Editorial Advice??
Publisher VLM Pres makes the dream of publishing a book a reality. Our experience has shown that the writer needs guidance to produce a text that communicates his message clearly and reaches his target audience.. The writer only needs to deal with the production of the text. From this point on, VLM Press takes care of all the details.. Our packages include an exclusive advisory and editorial review service that guides the writer in producing a bestseller, not just another book.
What is a Press Release?
A press release is a brief statement of facts about a news story., that needs to be convincing, written by a public relations professional and sent to members of the media. The purpose of a press release is to arouse media interest in an event., information, product or service. The press release must contain all essential information (who? what? Where? When? as? and most importantly why?) for the journalist to easily produce his own story. A press release should read like news., written in third person, containing quotes, sources and information as per press release standard.
What Is Line Editing (Line Editing)?
Line editing is part of Editorial Coherence, exclusive VLM Press service that focuses on the creative elements of your story, such as the writing style and use of language in each sentence (or in each line). Although its inline editor also catches simple grammatical errors, The main focal points are:
- Repeated phrases and unnecessary/overused words
- Redundancies of information
- tone changes
- Unnatural/inconsistent sentences
- Narrative confusion and character dialogue
- Pace improvements
- General communication of the story
- text inconsistency
What's the Difference Copy Editing and Line Editing?
While copy editing sifts through every sentence, word, letter and punctuation mark to look for errors, inline editing takes a more holistic approach. Your line editor will answer these key questions when reviewing your manuscript writing.:
- Your language is clear, smooth and pleasant to read?
- You convey a sense of atmosphere, emotion and tone?
- Are your words conveying a precise meaning or are you using broad generalizations and clichés?
What's Included in the Line Edit Service?
The line editor will discover opportunities for improvement throughout your manuscript.. In addition to suggesting different words, phrases and ideas that can clarify or enhance the book, the line editor will revise elements like:
- Correction of inconsistent writing constructions.
- Elimination of redundancies to improve sentences.
- Review of the main aspects of the manuscript (narrative, vocabulary, structure, Description, style and development).
- Editor's Notes, general suggestions and comments to improve the text.
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Meet Our Editors
The Talented Team at VLM Press
President, Founder and Editor of VLM Press. Entrepreneur, Business consultant, with a degree in Administration and Foreign Trade, Theologian with a Master's Degree in the United States, Experienced in International Business Management, Web developer, Entrepreneurship and Marketing Strategist. author of books: self discovery, stay free, America and Men of Great Valor.
Director of Publications, affiliated with ABI-Inter in 2018, holds a Master's Degree in Psychology. Graduated in History, Education, Psychoanalysis and Theology. Didactics specialist, personal and business marketing, contextual review, content review and editorial coherence. Author of the bestseller Temperados com Sal, Personal Reconstruction and co-author of the book Men of Great Valor.
A professional and experienced communicator, She is a radio announcer with passages on Rádio Cultura FM, Bethlehem PA, FM Belem Province, PA, and currently works at Esperança FM in São Luiz, MA. Graduated in Social Communication with specialization in Journalism from Estácio. Since 2020 is Content Editor (Content Editor) da VLM Press, where he has done an extraordinary job.