Copyediting (also known as copy editing or copy-editing, depending on your style guide) covers the rules of writing.
I correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and usage mistakes when copyediting a manuscript, essay, or article. Some basic fact-checking is done as well, and I might also make minor edits to layout and formatting if necessary.
Copyediting is about the correctness of the writing rather than overall language artistry. While style guides do matter, there is some flexibility when stylistically suitable.
For fiction, I edit book-length (50,000 words or more) thriller, mystery, historical fiction, and speculative fiction (science fiction and fantasy) manuscripts. I do edit graphic novels, visual novel and narrative game scripts, and comics (web or print) sometimes, too.
For nonfiction, I edit essays and articles about anthropology, archaeology, and history; constructed languages (conlangs); death and grieving across cultures; international humanities and art history; and travel.
Please note that my native language is American English. I can edit manuscripts written in British English and additional English-language variants, but I do best with non-American English at the developmental and line editing levels.
I charge by the project, but my rates typically fall within the range of $0.015 to $0.021 USD per word. The amount charged for editing any given project may vary from what is charged for another project due to differences in project scope, subject complexity, writing quality, deadline considerations, and other factors.
I do complete two editing passes per round of edits. The second pass usually takes me half the time it takes to complete the first pass. Please contact me directly for a customized estimate for your project or samples of my work.
Please be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions page as well as the Terms and Conditions page for additional information. If I cannot help you for any reason, I will gladly refer you to another reputable professional that will better suit your project’s needs.