Copy Editing Fiction

What does my copy editing fiction service include?

Generally, my service will be different for every project, depending on your brief and what I may find while working. As I say ‘There is no one-size-fits-all. Every project is different.’

However, circumstances may call for a light copy edit or a heavier copy edit, either because you prefer one of them, it fits in line with your brief, or because I recommend one or the other after I’ve assessed your sample/s. ‘Mortal’ is light. ‘Monster’ is heavy.

Mortal copy edit service

Following your brief and in your voice and style:

  • Initial read
  • Copy edit read
  • Mini-report commenting on your brief, including general author feedback

Suitable for authors who:

Want limited intervention with their story: just the brief and no more

Don’t want their story to strictly follow or be kept consistent according to their chosen style guide

Have a deadline or don’t want me working on their story for too long

Monster copy edit service

Following your brief and in your voice and style:

  • Initial read
  • Copy edit read
  • Additional scans for clarification, consistency, and presentation
  • Copy edit report that may include such things as anything your brief stated, spelling, spelling preferences, US/UK spelling, capitalisation, punctuation (apostrophe, hyphenation, quotation marks, comma splices, etc.), grammar, logic, consistency, design and formatting, structural feedback, number, author feedback, author style sheet.

Suitable for authors who:

Want me to be dedicated to copy editing their story, for as long as it takes

Want their story to follow or strictly be kept consistent according to their chosen style guide

Want as many necessary copy editing errors, inconsistencies, or ambiguities as possible flagged for their attention

Don’t have a deadline

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