Copy editing is the work that an editor does to improve the grammar, punctuation, style and usage of language. However, unlike general editing, copy editing does not involve changing the substance of the text. Copy editing is done after general editing, but before proofreading. The ‘Five Cs of copy editing’ summarize the copy editor’s job, which is to make the copy Clear, Correct, Concise, Comprehensible, and Consistent.
Many authors struggle with self-editing because they are too close to their own work, and may no longer be able to see how and where to improve it. What a copy editor does not do is change your voice or personal writing style, rewrite your work, or make changes you are not happy with.
At Book Polishers, we work closely with our clients to make their writing the best it can be, making suggestions and recommendations, but never forcing them to accept changes they do not agree with.
Minimum charge is for 5000 words.