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Why Would You Need Copyediting?

You’ve worked tirelessly to craft your world, characters, and plot. You’ve been through several rounds of self-editing or even employed another professional editor for developmental/substantive steps of editing. Now, you’re ready to get your book into the hands of readers.

Hold on, Turbo!

Even diamonds need polishing after being cut.

So, before you publish that book, let’s chat.


Copyediting is there to provide consistency, increase clarity, correct spelling, modify punctuation, enhance grammar, promote conciseness, ensure readability, and much more.


Now, you may be wondering . . .

How Does Jeanette Do Copyediting?

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It all starts with a dream . . . JK, it starts with your completed manuscript. I only accept manuscripts that have been through several rounds of self-editing or have been worked on by a developmental or substantive editor.


*NO first draft is ready for copyediting without more work.*


Once we connect, I will want to see the ten “best” and ten “worst” pages from your manuscript. Reviewing these will help me determine your:

  • Scope of work (what and how much I will do to the manuscript)

  • Timeline (how long it will take)

  • Investment (generally priced per word)


If we decide to work together, we’ll start with a simple contract and a down payment to get you on the schedule.


From there, the process looks like this:

  • You send me the manuscript

  • I spend several weeks making multiple passes over the text

  • You receive the manuscript back to make any final changes

  • I perform a final “cleanup” before returning it along with the style sheet


It’s that simple!


Ready to get started?

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