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.

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Copy Editing

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

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Line Editing

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

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StoryCoach Editing

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.

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LAST PROOFREAD

Only request professional Copy Editing services as your FINAL EDIT when planning NO revisions to your story.

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

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BASIC REVISIONS

Seek professional Line Editing services as the MINIMUM PROFESSIONAL EDIT AFTER YOUR STRUCTURAL REVISIONS as necessary before seeking beta readers, reviews, or agent submissions.

Recommended BEFORE sharing, distribution, review or publication

Necessary MINIMUM Story Edit revision before submitting to literary agents or beta readers

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STRUCTURAL REVIEW

Get professional Content Editing services as a COMPREHENSIVE EDIT and help for your writing skills. Receive structural revisions while referencing your characters, plot, or story arc needs.

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

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SUBSTANTIVE EDIT, CRITIQUE & INSTRUCTIONS

Start with Developmental StoryCoach Editing. Get an in-depth CONTENT EDIT, SUMMARY LETTER, and STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS. Receive virtual Book Coaching and follow-up inside our StoryCoach software for two-months. Complete the content revisions to make your story great!

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.

Delivery time for a StoryCoach Edit is approximately 3 weeks.

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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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