Copy Editing is the next step up from proofreading. With our service you get everything you would get with proofreading.
Spelling (British English or US English)
Incorrect Words (Two, Too, To, There, Their, They're)
We then check for
Inconsistency within the text will be highlighted and corrected eg ensuring that e-mail on one page doesn't become email fifty pages later or a blond head of hair in Chapter 2 isn't brown in Chapter 15.
Continuity in characters and settings.
Repetition of words or blocks of information.
Ensuring that the manuscript is technically as good as it can be.
Rates: For a Comprehensive Copy Edit we charge a rate of $0.005 per word so a 50000 word manuscript would cost $250.
For UK authors a cost would be calculated at the time taking current exchange rates into account.
Minimum charge of $25 applies.
Copy Editing does not include rewriting or revising your manuscript in any major way and shouldn't be viewed as a cheap developmental edit. Its purpose is to ensure that your manuscript is as close to technically perfect as is possible.
For Non Fiction please note that this service does not include Fact Checking or any judgements on plagiarism or legal liabilities from publishing the manuscript. Those are the responsibility of the author.
All changes are made in MS Word with changes tracked so you can accept or ignore all or any of our suggestions. We can also work with an .odt file in Open Office.