Copy Editing

What is Copy Editing?

If you have finished your final round of revisions before self-publishing or submitting to agents, you will want an editor with a careful eye to proofread the manuscript to make sure it’s as spotless as possible. Typos, misplaced punctuation marks, and incorrect grammar can pull readers out of your story. To avoid this, a copy editor serves as your last line of defense before your story makes it to the readers that matter most.

What do Copy Editing Services Include?

Copy editing involves combing over your manuscript in search of mistakes related to:

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Awkward sentences
  • Unclear wording

I’ll make corrections using tracked changes so you can accept or reject my suggestions. As an English teacher and professional writer and editor with nearly two decades of experience, I know what I’m looking for and how to clean up a book’s mechanical issues.

What Do Copy Edits Cost?

Brigham Editorial copy edit services include:

  • Full Manuscript Copy Editing – $20 per 1,000 words.

How Long Do Copy Edits Take?

Manuscripts up to 65,000 words will take two weeks from your scheduled start date. Manuscripts up to 100,000 words will take three weeks. If your book is longer than that, I can give you an estimate based on the word count.

How Do I Book Copy Edits?

To book copy edits, please complete a contact form. I can answer any questions you may have and then get you on the schedule as soon as there’s an opening. It really is that easy!