Copy Editing services - addressing issues with grammar, usage, and syntax. We check for and correct typographical, spelling, grammatical, linguistic, and punctuation errors such as commas, semicolons, and quotation marks.
*please note* This service doesn't include combing your manuscript for character development, plot-holes, or consistency.
Typical turn around for a full copy edit is 7 days*
$.004 per word
Billing example: If your final novel is 72,450 words.
72,450 x $.004 = $289.80
It's that simple!
Understanding Book Editing
The What and When of it
The "big picture" editor who focuses on plot, character development, theme, POV, etc. This is for writing guidance.
Deals with writing style and voice. Will point out awkward phrasing, repetition, telling vs showing, passive voice, dialogue, inconsistencies, etc. A structural dig into your finished draft.
Focuses on spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Addressed commonly confused words or phrases and ensures the consistency of capitalization, hyphens, numbers, and names. Already polished, this is a basic brush over.
Ensures your final draft is as error-free as possible. The last eyes before it goes to print.
Works with a publishing company by acquiring manuscripts and evaluates the book's ability to sell (get published). The very last step before traditional publication.