Editorial services 3
The MNE-AESOP Directory of Editorial Services is divided into six parts. This is Part III and you will find complete details of our approaches to, and suggested editorial styles for, the following services:
Other parts of the Directory:
About the directory
Composition of directory
How to access directory
Summary of editorial services
Directory of editorial services
Part I: A - D
Part II: E - M
Part III: N - Q (THIS SECTION)
Part IV: R - Z
Part V:  Copy-editing style manual
Part VI:  Publishing process chart
Explanatory notes on services
Services price list
- created from ideas or briefs
- adapted from other sources, e.g. newspaper articles, TV documentaries
MNE will produce full-length fiction and short stories:
The following stages normally take place in the novelization process:
- Writing of synopsis
Once this has been approved, the novel or novelization will be contracted.
At this stage, agreement is reached on number of words and deadline; the first part of the advance against royalties or of the flat fee is normally paid on signature.
The second part of the advance against royalties or of the flat fee is normally paid on delivery of the manuscript and approval by the publisher.
The novel or novelization is normally edited by the publisher's in-house editor or a freelance editor; any editorial queries will be dealt with at this stage.
The final part of the advance against royalties or of the flat fee is normally paid on publication.
See also Martin Noble's published work
MNE will co-ordinate and implement, at your request, all matters to do with permissions to quote or use copyrighted material.
- requests for permission