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 worked on 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 levels. Edits at this stage focus on flow, pacing, tension, tone, and effective language.
Two read-throughs of your manuscript with a focus on standardizing spelling, punctuation, grammar, and style. At this stage, I also read for sense and consistency in timeline, character traits, and scene blocking. Nothing goes unchecked.
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.
A quality control check of your EPUB file to ensure that your e-book is error-free and matches your print edition. Much like a proofread, this can involve a word-for-word comparison.