Scriptionis

Developmental Editing

Trim excessive material

Provide alternative verb choices

Improve sentence structure, flow, and consistency
Will look at clarity, faulty spelling, and word repetition
Passive voice to active voice

Copyediting

Academic and Student Services

Editing

Copyediting is subjective and you decide whether to accept the suggestions. 

When I copyedit your manuscript, I will check for:

I will work with the author and go through multiple drafts to reshape the MS until it's refined:

Dissertations, Theses, Essays, Journal Manuscripts, and Papers

My goal is to help you polish your complex information, argument, and methodology in an engaging manner.

Proofread:
This service assumes the paper has already gone through editing revisions.

Copyedit:
Spelling errors
Punctuation errors
Incorrect usage (such as 'can for may' and 'which for that').
Word choice
Use of lazy words  (such as like, and then, also that, really, just, that, and very)

 
Formatting Rates:

$.50 per page.

I will need to know what style guide you are using.

My Rates:
Proofread $27 per hour
Copyedit: 
$32 per hour

Proofreading

Having a fresh set of eyes means help in finding those missed grammatical errors, typos, misspellings, ​and punctuation mishaps that your familiarized eyes would jump right over. 

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When I line edit your manuscript, I will check for:

Structural continuity of story

Character elements

Tension believability

Fact checking

Scene order

Keeping the Narrative thread focused

* I will make all changes using Word's Track Changes tool and the Comment tool. Using Track 
  Changes allows me to make suggestions that the author can easily see and accept or reject.
​ Suggestions can also be added to PDFs by using the highlights and markup tools.

This is the last step in the editing process, before publication.

Spelling errors

Punctuation errors
Incorrect usage (such as 'can for may' and 'which for that').
Word choice
Use of lazy words  (such as like, and then, also that, really, just, that, and very)

* I will not read for broad-picture elements, pacing issues, or plot structure. 

Line Editing

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