THE COPYEDIT

This is the nuts-and-bolts edit.

Sometimes called proofreading*, it’s actually the final editing stage. I check that grammar/syntax/spelling/punctuation are correct, look for any discrepancies in the manuscript (for instance, page four says Mandy always has lunch at Rita’s Cafe, but page fifty mentions Rita’s Cantina). 

$.006/word

(Easy Math for Writers: $300 per 50K words)

*While I proofread along the way, any revisions have a way of sneaking errors into a manuscript. I recommend a final round of proofreading for any document, preferably in its final formatted state.