Copyediting & Proofreading

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Why is having your work copyedited and proofread so important?

When you submit your manuscript for publication, within seconds, the agent or editor will gauge the quality of your ideas based on how they are presented. Choppy sentences, a grammatical error, or a single misplaced comma can make or break your book’s success.

Even if you are trained in the art of grammar, punctuation and syntax and have an excellent eye for errors, your eye is fatigued. A fresh pair of skilled eyes will ensure your copy is not only error-free but also musical, engaging, and clear.

No page should be shared with anyone until it’s been copy edited and given a stiff proofread by a professional. That last effort ensures you’re giving your work the best chance at meeting its right audience.

 

  • Copyediting

As a project nears completion, a writer’s eyes can become accustomed to the work, making it harder to see errors or hear clumsy sentences. Our editors step in to make sure the work is fluid, cohesive, and tonally consistent. Copyediting is typically focused on issues at the line level, but the copyeditor will also speak to more global issues such as choppy cohesion or awkward paragraph placement/organization if necessary.

  • Proofreading

Prior to being submitted for publication, any piece of writing must be reviewed to ensure it is razor-sharp, fluid, and free of errors. A clean, beautifully-presented manuscript will always ensure the ideas look their most competent. We leave no comma unturned.

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