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Copy Editing

Request professional copy editing as your FINAL service (with no planned revisions) before formatting,  proofreading, and publishing

Recommended only for confident writers prepared to format; your final editing service

Necessary when completing your final edit with NO further revisions planned

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Line Editing

Be prepared for your public debut with line editing. This is the industry standard necessary before presenting for peer review and agent submissions.

Recommended by university professors (academic editing service) and literary agents as the minimum standard necessary before submission, review, or publication

Necessary when you have been advised to seek professional editing or plan on publishing or distributing publicly

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Editing Package

All-Inclusive content editing, supplemental rewrites, plus a professional manuscript critique ensures your success! Your best investment in your writing

Recommended for analysis and restructuring of your manuscript when you need extensive feedback and coaching assistance

Necessary when you want help beyond organizing and presenting your ideas, need assistance with the English language, and desire an extensive assessment

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More Details: Basic Copy Editing

Basic Copy Editing is your final edit with no planned revisions before formatting, proofreading, and publishing.

Recommended for confident writers prepared to format with no major changes and for researchers prepared to submit for approval or peer review

Level 1 – Copy Editing includes checking your grammar, spelling, and punctuation for accuracy; ensuring consistency in your writing, word choices, style, and compositional spacing; and eliminating jargon and repetitious words.

All professional editing services are customized to your unique writing needs: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Academic Research.

Copy editing is provided by experienced professional copy editors specializing in your genre and writing style.

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More Details: Standard Line Editing

Standard Line Editing is the industry standard most recommended by agents and university professors prior to submission for application and review.

Necessary when you have been advised to seek professional editing services, an academic editing service, or plan on publishing/distributing publicly

Level 2 – Line Editing includes all Level 1 – Basic Copy Editing services (correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, word usage; eliminating jargon and repetition; ensuring style consistency; and adjusting compositional spacing) PLUS checking for subject-verb agreement, correcting sentence structure, and including transitional phrasing as appropriate.

Your professional line editor also improves the continuity and flow of your writing and support statements. Additionally, your corrections are supported by additional remarks and feedback throughout your manuscript.

All professional editing services are customized to your unique writing needs: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Academic Research.

Line editing is provided by experienced professional line editors specializing in your genre and writing style.

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More Details: Premium Content Editing

Premium Content Editing is your ideal choice for completing your manuscript’s first draft when you desire honest feedback and thorough professional guidance. Choose content editing prior to peer review or public distribution as it is comprehensive.

Also known as Developmental Editing, Structural Editing, and Substantive Editing.

Content editing is also highly recommended for first-time authors, non-native English writers, and as an academic editing service.

Necessary for manuscripts requiring extensive corrections of English grammar, clarity, or comprehension.

Level 3 – Premium Content Editing includes copy and line editing (Levels 1 and 2) by correcting spelling, grammar, and punctuation; evaluating word choice; eliminating jargon and repetition; ensuring style consistency; revising inappropriate verb tenses; and inserting transitional phrasing.) Your content editor also evaluates the continuity/flow of your thoughts, ensures support of statements, and provides formatting of citations/references, and footnotes according to industry style guide formatting. Lastly, you receive assessment and feedback on your manuscript throughout your document’s comments section.

Your professional editor ensures that you deliver the best quality writing, research, and product possible to your audience. We analyze the big picture of your overall presentation.

All professional editing services are customized to your unique writing needs: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Academic Research.

Content editing is provided by experienced professional content editors specializing in your genre and writing style.

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More Details: Executive Editing Package

Executive Editing includes Content Editing and a Professional Editorial Review. It is ideal for authors needing a comprehensive content edit plus in-depth analysis, evaluation, and possible rewrites/restructure of the manuscript.

Recommended for clients who need lots of feedback and support. It is for dedicated writers, committed researchers, and determined business executives who want their writing taken seriously.

Level 4 – Executive Content Editing Package – includes precise copy editing, detailed line editing, and in-depth content editing (Levels 1, 2 and 3). Your content editor corrects spelling, grammar, and punctuation; evaluates word choices; eliminates jargon and repetition; ensures style consistency; revises inappropriate verb tenses; and inserts transitional phrasing. Your editor then evaluates the continuity/flow of your thoughts, ensures support of statements, and provides formatting of citations/references, and footnotes according to industry style guides.

Additionally, you receive a complete editorial assessment of your manuscript and writing style in a separate document as the Professional Editorial Critique. Lastly, you get extensive professional supplementary sentence rewrites (up to 20%) when necessary.

Of course, all positive feedback provided by our professional editors is yours. You are welcome to use this critique in your reviews, book promotions, and marketing.

Your content editor ensures that you deliver the best quality writing, research, and product possible to your audience. We analyze the big picture of your overall presentation.

All professional editing services are customized to your unique writing needs: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Academic Research.

Executive editing is provided by experienced professional content editors specializing in your genre and writing style.

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Our Copy Editing Service Is Your Final Stage of Editing

Basic Copy Editing is your final edit when you have no planned revisions.

You must copy edit then format then engage professional proofreading services and then publish.

Basic Copy Editing is RECOMMENDED for confident writers prepared to format with no major changes and as an academic editing service prior to peer submission

Level 1 – Copy Editing Service includes:

  • Checking your grammar, spelling and punctuation for accuracy
  • Ensuring consistency in your writing, word choices, style, and compositional spacing
  • Eliminating jargon and repetitious words
  • Style consistency and compositional spacing

All professional editing services are customized to your unique needs: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Academic Research.

Our copy editing service is provided by experienced professional copy editors specializing in your specific genre and writing style.

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When Do I Need Copy Editing?

Copy editing is your FINAL step in editing. Get your copy edit directly before formatting. READ MORE…

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What Is Copy Editing?

Copy editing is the most essential edit before formatting. Copy editing checks for accuracy and consistency in your writing. It reviews and corrects your documents for readability.

With a basic copy edit your writing is free from spelling, grammar and punctuation errors while ensuring consistency. Copy editing includes evaluating your word usage, eliminating jargon, and removing repetitious words.

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What Does a Professional Copy Editor Do?

A professional copy editor helps you achieve clarity in your writing and style by carefully reviewing and correcting your every word for intent and grammar. Your copy editor also determines that the specific details, names, dates, and locations within your writing are consistent.  READ MORE…

First impressions are so incredibly important. Don’t gamble your future publishing opportunities and reputation with grammar or spelling mistakes!

If you feel that you need more than just a copy edit, consider either line editing or copy editing. These are higher levels of editing which provide a much deeper evaluation of your writing, structure, and organization.

If you are unsure about what type of editing you truly need, contact a professional editor. They can assess where you are in the writing process and which editing level would serve you best; content editing, line editing, or copy editing.

We are happy to discuss the various editing levels with you via phone, chat, or email. However, we would much rather SHOW you what editing level is best by providing a professional evaluation and free editing sample of your writing.

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