Copy Editing

Copy editing is the sentence-level editing of text for spelling, grammar, punctuation, word choice, clarity, and consistency. This should follow developmental editing once you are completely satisfied with your story as a whole. It does no good to spend time correcting spelling, punctuation, and grammar in a novel where there is no story problem or goal.

The goal of copy editing is readability, to make sure the reader can understand the story, while preserving the author’s style and voice. This may mean making suggestions to rewrite a few confusing sentences for clarity, or use a more accurate word when a vague word is used. Notice that I will make suggestions, not change anything unless it is explicitly wrong. And even then, I use Track Changes in Word, and the author can decide whether to approve any change, or not. It is always ultimately up to the author.

Copy Editing Service – This cost of this service is $0.02 USD per word ($50 USD minimum).

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