Services

Copyediting

Copyediting includes:

  • correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • correct word usage and syntax
  • repeated or missing words
  • confusing or repetitive phrases
  • consistency issues
  • formatting issues
  • basic fact-checking and research

Copyediting is a more detailed edit than proofreading.

Proofreading

Proofreading includes:

  • correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • correct word usage
  • repeated or missing words
  • formatting issues
  • typos and error

Proofreading is considered the last part of the editing process. It is the last check for errors before publishing.

Rates:

Copyediting rates generally start at $.02 per word.*
Proofreading rates generally start at $.01 per word.*

*Prices may vary based on difficulty, deadlines, amount of research, etc.

What I Use

I mainly use The Chicago Manual of Style but I also use The AP Stylebook. If you prefer your own personal or house style guide, just let me know.

I also reference the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and the Urban Dictionary (for modern phrases and slang).

Editing Software:

Microsoft Word with track changes

Google Docs with suggestion mode

Adobe for PDF documents

What I love

Nonfiction books and e-books

Magazines

Online Articles

Blog Posts

Newsletters

Courses

*If you want to work with me but your style or genre isn’t listed, contact me anyways and we’ll chat about it!

 

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