Copy Editing Services
Copy edits are performed on your manuscript post content/developmental editing.
My copy editing consists of analysis of proper grammar usage: spelling, tenses, phrasing, punctuation, etc. I also source proper names and locations (movie and song titles, celebrity names, city names, etc.) to be sure they are correct. Repetition, consistency, and continuity as well as general storyline flow will be noted. I do not perform sentence rewrites but do make suggestions and will point out when a sentence, phrase or paragraph lacks clarity or is plain old confusing!
Spelling is checked against Merriam-Webster or, when necessary, foreign language equivalent dictionaries. The CMOS style guide is utilized.
Comments are made in Word track changes.
The rate is $0.006 USD per word; $6/1000 words. This fee includes two read-throughs. I will read the story first, making just a few notations, before going back and then writing thorough comments. I like to gain a complete feel for the entire story and author style before jumping in to make final comments. This fee also, if you desire, includes a reading of your manuscript after you have accepted/made suggested changes.
Jobs are accepted based on schedule availability. I do accept rush jobs when able, which will be subject to an additional fee.
If necessary, there will be an additional charge for time spent writing up/rechecking final notations. The rate for this is $20/hr.
Please submit all manuscripts in double-spaced form with an easy to read font. Preferably Times New Roman, Arial, or similar.
When services are complete, the word count of your document will be determined and you will be sent an invoice. All payments are accepted through
PayPal or Zelle.
I will gladly promote any book I've copy edited on this site and on our Facebook and Twitter pages once it is scheduled to be published.