Copy Editing

Copy Editing

Copy editing is the final edit before publication. Therefore, it should be completed after all other edits have taken place. This should include (at the very least) a developmental editor and a line editor. This package is for a comprehensive edit of your manuscript. I will give you book a thorough and detailed editing, tightening up its language as I remove all the wordiness. Moreover, I will edit on a deeper level to strengthen your story. All books/documents remain confidential. These will neither be shared nor shared without the author’s permission.

This package is suitable for the following documents:

  • All genres of fiction/non-fiction, short stories and chapbooks. This further includes novellas and novelettes.
  • Books for children and YA.
  • Blog posts. (Include multiple blog posts in one document for easy editing.)
  • Newspaper/magazine articles.
  • Business documents (cover letters, press releases, speeches, etc.).
  • Poetry.
  • Scripts for YouTube.
  • Academic and non-academic essays (Please let me know which citation you’re using when you order.)
  • Reviews: books, products, movies, etc.
  • Content intended to be published via social media.
  • One free revision.

Copy editing includes:

  • Checks for proper grammar, punctuation, spelling usage and syntax.
  • Checks for consistencies in regard to spelling, capitalization, numerals and hyphenation. Spellings which adhere to American, British, Australian or Canadian words/phrases will be considered here.
  • Corrects sentence structure and clarity of sentences. This may include suggestive rewrites left in track changes. I will rewrite them at the author’s request.
  • Ensures the content is in accordance with The Associated Press Stylebook or The Chicago Manual of Style. Please let me know if you prefer another stylebook.
  • Checks facts and information consistent to the novel/document. I will bring all questions to you (the author) before making any major changes.
  • Editing of all titles and subtitles, captions and illustrations for correct usage of grammar and punctuation.
  • Checks content for readability and clarity of information. This may include paragraph reorganization (at the author’s request).
  • Improvement on all headlines, leads and chapter leads of each book/document.
  • Checks consistencies (and inconsistencies) within the story. This applies to characterization, conflict/act, plot, setting, dialogue, POV, world building, etc.
  • Clarify all abbreviations, acronyms and/or jargon within the document.
  • Edits indexes, glossaries, appendixes, etc. per request of the author.
Word CountDelivery SpeedPriceDelivery Time
1 - 1,000Regular
2 days
1 day
1,001 - 2,500Regular
2 days
1 days
2,501 - 5,000Regular
4 days
2 days
5,001 - 10,000Regular
7 days
4 days
10,001 - 15,000Regular
7 days
5 days
15,001 - 25,000Regular
10 days
5 days
25,001 - 50,000Regular
10 days
7 days
50,001 - 75,000Regular
14 days
10 days
75,001 - 100,000Regular$75021 days
100,001 - 150,000Regular$1,00030 days

**Please contact me if you have documents/books larger than 150,000 words. All documents should be sent in either .doc or .docx format. I use Microsoft track changes.
**Please be aware this package does not include manuscript formatting.

Note: Delivery time includes the time of which I start work on your document. All holidays, nights and weekends are excluded from delivery time. Please contact me prior to ordering. One week is equivalent to five business days (Mon-Fri). I am in the Central Time Zone of the United States.