EditingAn Inside Look
Proofreading involves correcting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors; ensuring the typescript adheres to the publisher’s house style; and standardizing the format of the manuscript.
$0.008 per word
The copyeditor’s job is to make the copy clear, correct, concise, comprehensible, and consistent. The focus is on spelling, punctuation, and grammar; adherence to house style (if any); and adding standardization of text formatting.
$0.012 per word
Fiction: editing for clarity, flow, and tension in regard to plot, exposition, character development, dialogue, etc. Nonfiction: editing for structural organization, flow, and clarity as well as sentence structure and word choice.
$0.017 per word