THE COPY EDIT

This is the nuts-and-bolts edit.

I check that grammar/syntax/spelling/punctuation are correct, look for any discrepancies in the manuscript (page 4 says Mandy always has lunch at Rita’s Cafe, page 50 mentions Rita’s Cantina). Sometimes called proof-reading*, it’s the final polish on an otherwise completed manuscript.

This is likely the final step before you get the book ready for publication.

$.005-.007/word

(Easy Math for Writers: $5-7 per 1000 words)