Copy editing zooms in on the mechanics of good prose—spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage. I will ensure that your manuscript is correct, consistent, and complete.
Consistency has to do with editorial style—choices about capitalization, abbreviations, treatment of numbers, hyphenation, documentation (for example, notes and bibliography), punctuation, and more. I know the Chicago Manual of Style and APA style, I’m somewhat familiar with MLA, and I have worked with other house styles as well. I will make sure that the editorial style is consistent so that readers won’t be distracted from what you have to say.
Sometimes authors confuse copy editing with proofreading. Proofreading is done after your manuscript has been designed and typeset for publication, whether as a print or an ebook.
The cost depends on the length of the manuscript and the complexity of the edit. Please contact me for a free estimate.
What do you get?
A superb copy editor.
– Thomas Axworthy, Secretary General of the InterAction Council