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Copyediting

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My one-on-one approach helps you clarify content and enhance what you want to say.


General Information

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FREE CONSULTATIONS: After your first one-hour paid in-depth consultation, every consultation that follows is FREE for the job contracted.

ONGOING DISCOUNTS: 10% for military (active/retired) and senior citizens (55+).

ONE-TIME DISCOUNT: 10% to clients for customer referrals that result in a paid jobs.

PAYMENTS: PayPal Invoicing

MINIMUM PROJECT SIZE: 2,000 words


BASIC TEXT PROOFREADING

— correcting the mechanics of the language; comments not included

  • grammar
  • punctuation
  • capitalization
  • spelling

LIGHT COPYEDITING

  • Basic Text Proofreading tasks
  • correcting and flagging awkward syntax and word choices that confuse the meaning and flow of the content
  • general comments

MEDIUM COPYEDITING

  • Basic Text Proofreading and Light Copyediting tasks, and
  • detailed comments, queries, and revision suggestions for clarity concerning
    • awkward word choice, syntax structures,
    • effectiveness of paragraph placement
    • thematic development
    • overall flow of the content

 — Also Includes LINE EDITING:

— emphasis on the creative side of writing and grammar use

  • rhetorical twists of phrase and how they affect the meaning in the content
  • consistency in writer’s craft and style and message
  • grammar use and how affects meaning and communicates author’s intent/message
  • overall clarity in language use and communication

HEAVY COPYEDITING (Substantive Editing)

  • Basic Text Proofreading, Light Copyediting, and Medium Copyediting
  • some rewriting and revision
  • moving, rearranging, and deleting large sections of text
  • adding sections of original writing to document beyond revision suggestions

May include format edits

  • fact-checking
  • in-depth research
  • titles, headings, and sub-headings
  • image, chart and graph placement and resizing
  • Style Guide Choices: Chicago, AP, APA, MLA
  • footnotes and endnotes
  • indexing
  • appendices
  • table of contents (TOC)
  • pagination
  • chapter number placement