Editorial Services

Copyediting

 

The copyedit (also called a line edit) gets into the details of the manuscript. Sentences may be reworded or tightened up. A copyedit focuses on:

  • Sentence structure

  • Clarity

  • Consistency

  • Grammar

  • Punctuation

  • Spelling

  • Usage

A typical copyedit will cost between $20 and $30 per 1000 words.

Robin uses the current editions of The Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary as her primary copyediting references.

For books with Christian content, she also utilizes The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style.

For jobs smaller than 2500 words, a minimum project fee may apply.

Proofreading

Proofreading is the final inspection of a fully edited and formatted document prior to publication. Proofread documents are reviewed for correct and consistent:

  • Grammar

  • Punctuation

  • Spelling

  • Usage

  • Formatting

 

A typical proofreading job will cost between $14 and $17 per 1000 words.

For jobs smaller than 2500 words, a minimum project fee may apply.

Formatting

 

I offer formatting for Amazon Kindle and paperback publication as an optional add-on service for my editing clients. Contact me for details.