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Copy Editing

Copy Editing

Just a heads-up:

While we describe the different editing forms so you can understand them, we don't get bogged down in whether your work needs a line edit or a copy edit. We don't ask to charge more when we're partway through, simply because it's harder than we envisaged. We NEVER moan!

Extra time spent on "challenging" edits is all balanced out by the "easy" ones.

Buy a "copy edit" and the bottom line is we'll work flat-out to improve that book in every which way, sending back a killer script--obviously, subject to your agreement. 
We do first clarify whether you just want us to correct true errors or to also suggest changes that deliver a better reader experience.

If you accept suggestions for change in addition to corrections, we'll just work to pass back a book that's as good as it can be, based on the core script. 

You still get to accept or reject changes and everything's logged in MS Word's "Track Changes" function. We pass back minimal work for the author to do. Instead of sending an appraisal asking you to think about your pacing in a given scene, you'll find your editor has suggested a new route you can simply accept or reject.

Ask to see samples of work if you're unsure.

What is Copy Editing?

This is what it is... but bear in mind--as described above--we often go beyond it when you commission us. You pay the same fee irrespective of whether we are simply error-correcting or making enhancements.

Copy editing is correcting spelling and grammar, eradicating clumsy phraseology, unnecessary words and repetition, and enhancing structure and flow. It ensures you avoid embarrassing fatal flaws for which ebooks pick up dodgy reviews.

A copy editing service doesn't involve changing storylines or checking facts; inconsistencies in the plot will be flagged to you but we don't mess with your plot and characters.

To request a quote, send us Submissions Proposal Form; it takes five minutes to complete the form and send a script. Equally, you can just purchase what you need right from our Web Store; this will move you to the head of the editing queue.

Manuscript riddled with spelling or grammatical faux-pas? You need a copy editor.

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