Services the Editing Pencil Provides

Copyediting

  • Edit for accuracy and consistency in spelling, punctuation, hyphenation, capitalization, and grammar.

  • Check for consistency in the use of numerals, abbreviations, alphabetical or numerical lists, and italics.

  • Edit to improve the overall flow (paragraph transitions, etc.), which may include suggestions for revisions and/or clarification that is needed.

  • Edit for consistency of in-text citations and end-of-chapter references.

  • Verify that graphics, art, and text correspond.

  • Ensure agreement of table of contents entries with headings in the text.

  • Identify and query sexist or biased language and dated references.

  • Ensure that headings within each chapter are parallel in construction, number, and frequency.

  • If requested, verify the accuracy of URLs.

  • If requested, verify and/or format references.

  • Check formatting of headings and subheads for consistency.

  • Check formatting of table elements (column and row headings, number alignment, use of symbols, footnote numbers, dollar signs, etc.).

  • Verify proper nouns.

  • Review the document for consistency in language and  formatting.

  • Update or create a style sheet detailing treatment of special terms, acronyms, spelling, etc.

Proofreading

  • Correct minor errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

  • Identify and query sexist or biased language and dated references.

  • Review the final proof (document) for errors and omissions.

  • Check formatting of headings and subheads for consistency.

  • Check formatting of table elements (column and row headings, number alignment, use of symbols, footnote numbers, monetary symbols, etc.).

  • Verify proper nouns.

  • Review document for consistency in language and formatting.

  • Update the style sheet.

  • Provide other tasks as negotiated.
     

A Note About Rates

Editing rates vary depending on the tasks requested, the deadline, the complexity and/or length of the document, and the level of work needed. References, bibliographies, charts, graphs, slides, tables, specialized language or terminology, etc., are more time-consuming and intensive to edit or proofread and incur a higher fee. Contact me to discuss your needs so I can provide you with the most cost-effective solution.
 

Questions? Contact me for more information.