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.