Copyediting

 

Alan's Copyediting Services

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What Does A Copyeditor Do?

What I Offer

Price Guidelines

What I Need From You

Privacy Statement


What Does A Copyeditor Do?

Copyeditors perform critical readings of written material before it is set into type or published electronically. The copyeditor will find and correct errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, usage, style and structure, (i.e. transposed words). He will also check tables, charts and photographs to insure that they are correct and properly labeled He may also check for factual accuracy and libelous statements.


What I Offer

I will provide you with a quality finished product, checked for errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistency of style and—if appropriate—classical, historical and geographic accuracy.

I will also point out portions of your document that may be grammatically correct, but may also seem obscure or confusing to your readers.


Price Guidelines

General Documents

$30.00 per hour.

Technical Documents

$40.00 per hour.

A discounted rate or flat fee may be arranged for publishers or repeat clients.

Additional expenses such as long distance charges, copying and postage will be billed to the client as necessary.

30% of the estimated total fee is required before I begin work on your document.


What I Need From You

Five pages from the middle of your document to allow me to estimate the time required to copyedit the entire work. Keep in mind, an estimate is just that. It may take me more or less than the estimated time to complete my work.

I accept manuscripts in either electronic or hardcopy form,


Privacy Statement

My work for you will be in the strictest confidence. I will never sell or disclose your name, email address or other information for any purpose or promotion, unless otherwise agreed upon.