Copy editing takes raw written material and ensures that it is free of errors, omissions or inconsistencies before it is formatted or sent to a designer.
As the client, it is your choice whether the copy-edit is a ‘once over’ or whether you require heavy editing or reworking of the text. In any case, rest assured that while your voice as the author will remain, your typos will not!
Punctuation, grammar and spelling are just the start. I will check for consistency against house-style or referencing protocols, clarify facts and jargon, and analyse the structure and flow of the document.
Work is usually conducted in Microsoft Word using track changes however, I am happy to work on a PDF using comments or a hard copy if requested.
*A special rate is available for charities and university students.