It is an editor's job to help you polish your work while ensuring that your voice is maintained. After organizing your ideas, researching, brainstorming, and writing it all down, the last thing you want to worry about is whether every comma is perfectly placed. This is where I come in.
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This is often performed after the work has been reviewed by a developmental editor and all revisions/suggestions have been implemented by the author. According to The Copyeditor's Handbook (3rd ed.) by Amy Einsohn, a copyeditor has five basic tasks (which are included in this service): (1) mechanical editing (fixing spelling, punctuation, capitalization, hyphenation, etc.), (2) correlating parts (cross-checking of endnotes, references, tables, and figures), (3) language editing (checking for proper grammar, usage, diction), (4) content editing (flagging inconsistencies or discrepancies in content as well as structural/organizational problems), and (5) permissions (reminding the author to obtain permission to reprint lengthy quotations, tables, charts, etc.).
This is often performed after the work has been copyedited. The proofreading stage is normally the last read-through before the book goes to print. For this service, the work will be checked for spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and basic grammatical errors and typos. Please note that restructuring/rewriting of sentences and application of an editorial style (if applicable) is not included with this service.
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