Copy editing service from experienced professionals is of paramount importance!
Do you want to share your writing with the world? Then choose the right team.
Since 1994, over 35,000 authors chose us! Our copy editors have advanced degrees, extensive experience in writing, publishing, editing, formatting and proofreading plus a history of successfully published books, manuals, journals, and articles.
Discover for yourself how our professional copy editing service transforms YOUR writing!
Order a Copy Edit LAST before formatting and publishing.
Recommended ONLY for confident fiction writers who have completed multiple revisions and are prepared to begin formatting
Necessary as your FINAL Story Edit after all Line Edit revisions are complete
Order a Line Edit as your final REVISION before sharing publicly or distributing your book.
Recommended BEFORE sharing, distribution, review or publication
Necessary MINIMUM Story Edit revision before submitting to literary agents or beta readers
Order a Content Edit to get professional in-line FEEDBACK and successfully rework the structural details of your book.
Recommended for an IN-DEPTH Content Edit to better organize and polish your writing
Necessary level of HELP REQUIRED when your writing has extensive issues with English grammar, comprehension, clarity, or structure
Order a StoryCoach Edit to achieve confidence that your story is strong. Get the most COMPREHENSIVE EDIT available. Extensive feedback!
Recommended for Coaching & FEEDBACK. Get an in-depth Development Edit to better structure and develop your story.
Necessary for REVISING, organizing and presenting your narrative. Get assistance with content editing and an extensive assessment of your plot.
Basic Copy Editing
Basic Copy Editing includes checking your grammar, spelling, and punctuation for accuracy; ensuring consistency in your writing’s word choices, style, and compositional spacing; and eliminating jargon and repetitious words.
Copy Editing is your FINAL edit after multiple revisions with no planned changes before formatting, proofreading, and then publishing.
Standard Line Editing
INDUSTRY STANDARD REVISIONS
Line Editing is your ideal choice when seeking professional editing services for ongoing revisions. Your Line Editor addresses your writing style, creative content, and use of language at the sentence and paragraph level.
Line Editing focuses on how you communicate with your reader. It corrects your sentence and paragraph structure, checks for subject-verb agreement, and inserts transitional phrasing as appropriate. Standard Line Editing includes our Basic Copy Editing services (correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, word usage; eliminating jargon and repetition; ensuring style consistency; and adjusting compositional spacing). Line Editing is a more technical editing style which adheres to your chosen style guide.
Your professional Line Editor improves the continuity and flow of your writing and support statements. You also receive in-line editorial remarks, suggestions, and feedback throughout your manuscript.
Line Editing is the writing industry standard. Publishing agents and university professors recommend this as the minimum level of professional editing prior to submitting for review and consideration.
Advanced Content Editing
Content Editing is your ideal choice for completing your manuscript’s first draft when you desire honest feedback and thorough professional guidance on your overall presentation. Choose content editing for your first round of editing and always prior to peer review or public distribution as it is comprehensive.
Content Editing critiques your written presentation, flow/continuity, and consistency of thoughts. It ensures support of all statements, and it provides formatting according to industry style guides, such as APA, MLA, Chicago, etc. Your content’s structural edit includes basic copy and standard line editing which corrects spelling, grammar, and punctuation; reviews your word choice; eliminates jargon and repetition; guarantees writing consistency; revises inappropriate verb tenses; and inserts transitional phrasing.
Your content editor provides professional, structural assessments and feedback on your manuscript throughout your document’s comments section.
Developmental StoryCoach Editing
SUBSTANTIVE EDIT, CRITIQUE & INSTRUCTIONS
Developmental Editing from a Certified Story Coach helps you craft strong stories and gain editing insight at the highest level. Strengthen your story arc, character development, and plot. We use a checklist of 38 elements for every scene for an objective edit.
Our Certified Story Coaches organize and critique your writing while making high-level corrections and critiques. Overcome rejection from foundational weaknesses with help from an experienced professional.
Get a developmental edit. This includes an outline of your story arc with instructions for improvement. Plus, we confirm your 5 key scenes and show you how to create the ideal story form. You also receive an evaluation of the word counts per scene and characters with adjustments for your genre’s pacing to ensure theme and balance. All of this is outlined in a professional summary letter referencing your edits, what you do well, where to solve issues, and explanations of why we recommend revising. This includes in-line changes, syntax rules, and feedback.
Developmental editing focuses on content development, such as the plot, scene point of view, characters, tone, voice, dialogue, pace, setting, readability, organization, and more. It is the most in-depth editing service available for storytellers.
Use your Story Coach’s unique publishing experience to assess your writing. They analyze your novel and show you HOW to make your story shine.
Delivery time is approximately 5-7 weeks.
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.
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.
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 about our Fiction, Nonfiction or Academic editing services.
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.