What is it?
Copyediting is when you get your raw material ready for publication, either in print or digitally. I make sure your work reads well: that it is accurate, consistent and suitable for your intended audience.
Copyediting covers a much broader range of issues, and with a lot more depth than proofreading.
What I do
This is a sentence-level edit. I check all your spellings and grammar, punctuation, flow, factual errors, and consistency, etc.
Client's benefit from my expertise as an editor because I can pick up on issues such as overuse of words, repetitive sentence structure, as well as provide fact-checking and larger-scale error-checking.
It includes things such as:
Correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Consistency in writing, word choices, and style
Eliminate jargon and repetition
Revise inappropriate verb tenses
Check for subject-verb agreement
Insert transitional phrasing
Evaluate the continuity/flow of thoughts
Ensure support of statements
Correct formatting of citations/references
Correct formatting of footnotes
Check industry style guides
Critical assessment and feedback