Copy editing services for authors

by Allison Horton on

Copy Editing by Vook

One of the most frequent pieces of advice we get from authors and publishers is to invest in an editor. Whether you want a standard copy edit or developmental editing, we have a package for you.

Standard Copy Editing
  • Complete read of manuscript and art
  • Proofread for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization
  • Ensure consistency of terminology, numbers, abbreviations, quote styling, and names
  • Crosscheck Table of Contents and Bibliographies against text if applicable
  • Check for any issues regarding permission and query the author if need be

Stylistic Copy Editing
All features of the Standard copy edit plus:

  • Edit for language, sense, and logic, making rewrite suggestions
  • Improve word choice, transitions, and fluency
  • Eliminate wordiness, triteness, confusing statements, mixed metaphors, and vague generalizations
  • Mark or revise material that is sexist, prejudiced, obscene, dated, or slanderous
  • Query the author with text suggestions and improvements
  • If applicable, ensure science, technical, medical, and math editorial and type-marking conventions are followed, per client guidelines
  • Fact check proper names, works of art, films, TV programs, music pieces, etc.
  • Create a Table of Contents if requested

If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your title—including storyline, language, and tone advice—contact us to learn more about developmental editing: a collaborative, one-on-one text development between the author and editor.

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