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Flatpage is an editorial agency and publishing house that helps authors connect with audiences through accessible writing. We work with nonfiction authors, including academics, artists, nonprofits, and businesses.
The editors at Flatpage have decades of experience assisting writers to develop their ideas, improve their written content, and perfect their texts.
We are committed to empowering writers and promoting ideas that advance culture.
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The Art of Academic Editing: A Guide for Authors and Editors
Edited by Cara Jordan and Leslie Castro-Woodhouse
Whether you’re approaching academic editing as an author or an editor, this book will demystify the key stages in the editorial process. The Art of Academic Editing is the first full-length guide to the different types of editorial services and when they happen in the life cycle of a scholarly text.
Our eight contributing authors—experts in their fields—explain the nuts and bolts of their editing practice using real-life models, sharing their tips and advice for both scholarly writers and editors.
from Our Editorial Clients
“Any book manuscript needs an engaged second reader, someone who invests in the material and thinks about it at every level, from the texture of the sentences to the flow of the argument, as much as the author does. James C., the editor I worked with at Flatpage, did exactly that. They showed genuine care for the material, kept in regular contact with me, and offered fair critique and feedback. I was often floored by the depth and wisdom of their insights, and found them collegial throughout the process. My book, Bangkok After Dark, was immeasurably improved by James, and by working with Flatpage. I’m convinced: working with a line editor, and especially someone as great as James, is *the* way to improve a manuscript.”
“I find book proposals to be a particularly challenging genre of writing, and I was so grateful to have Maartje to review, critique, and polish my book proposal. Her feedback helped me tighten up and clarify the proposal. We even came up with a new version of the book title! As part of the book proposal evaluation, I had a chance to talk to Maartje over Zoom, and our conversation was really pleasant and productive. She is so knowledgeable about the academic publishing world. I think this format is perfect—the conversation is so helpful in addition to the written feedback and comments. Throughout this process I felt heard, understood, and cherished, and those things don’t happen too often in and around academia.”
“I’m SO happy I hired Flatpage. I’m self-publishing my artist’s book, so pay-as-I-go editorial support has been an ideal solution. Cara made the whole experience super user friendly for me. Adam gave me incredibly valuable advice on layout, style, and content. Tim’s astonishing attention to detail revealed the subtlest errata that even my most fastidious friends hadn’t turned up. Tim even provided the unicodes for hard-to-type special characters! I’m so impressed and grateful. I’m sure I’ll hire Flatpage again for every book I ever write.”