Copy Editing

Copy editing is line-by-line correction of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and word usage. Using The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, I’ll flag inconsistencies, unusual phrasing or word choices, and perform fact-checking (as needed). This is the service every book needs before publication. I also recommend having your manuscript proofread after layout for typos and formatting errors.

You’ll receive:
  • an edited manuscript (using “track changes”) with corrections to spelling, grammar, punctuation, tense, and word usage
  • fact-checking (as needed)
  • table of contents against chapters
  • numbering of footnotes, endnotes, tables, and figures
time frame:
  • 3 to 4 weeks from the scheduled start date
fee:
  • 1.5-2.5 cents per word (USD)

Request a free 5-page sample edit 
to get a feel for my critique style and to receive an estimated completion time and rate.