What is it?
Once your manuscript is polished at the big-picture level (not sure about this? see Developmental Editing), it's time to get all those little details polished. At the copyediting level, I'm looking at grammar, punctuation, spelling, syntax, word choice, formatting, and style expectations. Getting these elements clean and consistent is what makes your book look and feel professional.
How does it work?
I mark suggested changes to your manuscript in Microsoft Word via the Track Changes feature to give you total control over the finished product. Except for heavy rewrites, which I indicate using the Comments feature, I mark corrections into the text so you can accept/reject changes either individually or as a whole.
What does it cost? How long does it take?
The rate for this service is $.02/word. By the time we're finished with your copyedit, your manuscript will be clean and ready for publication!
Turnaround time at this level can be anywhere from 2–10 weeks depending on your word count and the level of editing required.
Can I see a sample?
Click on the thumbnails below to view samples. To request a complimentary sample on your project, fill out the Contact form here.