I specialize in copyediting fiction for adult and young readers.
In the past six years I have been hired as the copyeditor or a proofreader on more than 500 books for clients that include Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. Among the books I’ve copyedited or proofread are a National Book Award finalist, a Hugo Award winner, two Top 10 Books of the Year, and several instant #1 New York Times bestsellers.
Two read-throughs of your manuscript to address the creative content at the sentence and paragraph level. Edits at this stage focus on flow, pacing, tension, tone, effective language, character development, and narrative arc.
Two read-throughs of your manuscript with a focus on standardizing spelling, punctuation, grammar, and style, as well as checking consistencies in timeline, character traits, and scene blocking.
Two read-throughs of your typeset pages. Proofreading either the first or second pass of your book involves flagging any lingering editorial errors, typographical errors, alignment errors, tight or loose lines, and inconsistent design elements.
Once you’ve created your EPUB file for your e-book, a quality control check ensures that your e-book is error-free and matches your print edition. Much like a proofread, this can involve a word-for-word comparison.