Prices start from £9 per 1000 words
Congratulations! You’ve finished writing your manuscript and you’re happy with the ‘big picture’ stuff; this means the structure, plot and point of view. Now it’s time for someone to copy-edit your work for you.
Whilst copy-editing for you I will:
Ensure consistency throughout. This means consistency in formatting, consistency in spelling, consistency in your characters hair colour if need be!
Keep an eye on the time-line of the book. For example, I will ensure that days aren’t missed out and that the children aren’t attending school on a Sunday.
Look for repetition and suggest alternative wording where appropriate. This includes identifying any ‘crutch’ words that you may be using.
Look for omissions in the story as a whole; that is, I will ensure that anything introduced into the plot is concluded satisfactorily.
Ensure sentences flow naturally, readability being a priority.
Supply you with a style sheet, (in the absence of a house style guide,) and a one-page summary report.
If in doubt, I will make a comment or suggestion and leave it up to you to decide.
If you are working to a specific budget, please do not hesitate to get in contact. I am happy to discuss how I can assist you in relation to your budget.