In the publication process, professional copyediting comes between developmental editing and proofreading.
Copyediting checks for:
Consistency in grammar, spelling, capitalization, hyphenation, numbering, and punctuation
Consistency in tense
Wordiness and flawed sentence structure
Inconsistencies and typos throughout manuscript/document
Adherence to a particular style guide, especially regarding academic citations
Copyediting is performed using the Microsoft Word Track Changes feature and, unless otherwise specified, references The Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
Fees are determined by project and may vary depending on the length of the manuscript and the level of copyediting required. A free sample edit of 5–7 pages will be used to help determine the timeline and level of copyediting required.
Not sure if copyediting is what you're looking for? Learn more about proofreading.