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Copy edit – 2 run throughs – text is edited word-by-word and line-by-line to improve sentence structure, ensure consistent tone and voice, and address any gaps or repetitions. Only available on manuscripts which have already undergone structural edit. Includes weekly checkin calls and constant inclusive feedback.
Your book will receive two runs through in the copy editing stage. You will be involved all the way, with check-in calls, emails and feedback.
After the kick-off call, you will work with your editor chapter by chapter. Each week you will have a scheduled 30 minute Zoom call to discuss the chapter/s you are currently working on, so there is plenty of time to give and receive feedback.
Editing is done using Word’s Track Changes function, and your chapters will be shared via a Dropbox that your editor will share with you.
The first round of edits will be the most intense, where you may be asked to clarify details or supply any missing information. When you receive each chapter back with the edits, you have the opportunity to go through everything and ensure you are happy with the editor’s direction, then accept or delete each change. You can discuss any areas you want to talk through at your weekly Zoom meeting with your editor.
Following the author’s review of changes recommended by the editor, the editor checks the work and makes any final tweaks to the manuscript. It is then returned to the author to review and the manuscript is prepared for proofreading.
Text is edited word-by-word and line-by-line to review and address the following
Basic sentence structure
Inconsistencies and repetition
Deletion of redundant text
Tone and voice
Format of titles (hierarchy of style, capitalisation etc)
Format of references
Format consistency (capitalisation, font usage, numerals, hyphenation, bullet points)
Ensure consistency, cohesiveness and completeness
Copy editing costs 4.75¢ per word