When you need it: You’ve been through the manuscript assessment/structural editing process and have created a fresh draft based on that. Now, you want to tidy and polish your manuscript so it’s the best version of itself it can be and is ready to be turned into a book.
What we do: We work through your manuscript, line by line, making sure that you’re saying what you need to say as efficiently and effectively as possible, consistently, factually, and using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. We work in Microsoft Word, using track changes and adding comments wherever necessary. You then review the copy-edited version.
What’s next: If you underwent this copy-edit so your manuscript would be ready for agents or publishers, it’s time to start submitting. If you’re handling publication yourself, you can now send your manuscript off to your designer/typesetter, who will apply formatting, styles and graphics so your book looks like it will in hard copy. Once the typesetting is complete, it’s time for proofreading.