Posted by Kristen Hamilton on June 21, 2015 at 1:40 PM
Copyediting is the last step in the editing process before publishing. It focuses mainly on word choice, punctuation, spelling, syntax, and grammar, and is essentially a final read-through to make sure your book doesn’t have any surface errors.
Copyediting focuses on fixing:
- Capitalization errors
- Grammatical errors
- Word choice
- Missing or repeated words
- Eliminating unnecessary words
My copyediting service does not focus on improving sentence structure, maintaining consistency, or improving clarity and logic of scenes. (If this is what you're looking for, check out my line editing service.) Also, my copyediting service also does not include fact checking.
What This Includes:
I take the editor-author relationship seriously, and I’m in your corner to help your book succeed. I’m here to make sure you are as prepared as possible to succeed in this saturated industry, and that means pumping you full of knowledge and resources (in addition to superb editing!) to ensure your book stands the best chance for success, especially against less prepared authors.
Every à la carte editing service includes:
- Unlimited e-mail support: If you have questions about your book, the publishing industry or simply would like advice or feedback, feel free to send away!
- Unlimited phone support: If you prefer phone calls, let’s talk! Send me an email anytime and we will schedule a quick phone call to chat.
- Editor’s Report: This 1-page letter I write after editing your book highlights the most common issues I found during editing, and is geared toward showing you how to avoid your most common writing mistakes to become a better writer.
- Unlimited advertising: I regularly post blogs and Facebook videos teaching about writing and commonly refer to my clients’ work as examples (possibly including yours, in the future!). Every week I share pictures, links, and reviews of books I have edited, and am always happy to help promote books I’ve edited in some capacity. When it comes to marketing your work, every little bit helps, and I’m so proud to share, show off, and talk about books I’ve edited.
Please read my guide for information on sample edits, editing packages, rush project options, and the scheduling process.