Contact me for a custom estimate. The estimate will depend on document length, how much work the piece needs, and the type of editing required. What do I mean by "type of editing"?
Proofreading is required at the tail end of the writing process. Proofreading involves checking for spelling, grammar, punctuation, consistency, internal cross-referencing, and numbering and listing errors. It can also include reviewing formatting, spacing, and page layout. As the writer it's hard for you to see these errors because you already know what you're trying to say. A fresh eye is indispensable.
The objective of copyediting is to make sure your manuscript reads smoothly and the reader can easily follow your message. It builds on proofreading but also includes improving sentence structure and flow, reducing jargon, and resolving conflicting statements. I can also ensure the manuscript conforms to the specifications of the intended journal or publication.
Substantive editing involves all of the above plus improving the content and organization of the entire document. It includes checking the document for logical flow, identifying gaps or redundancies, and focusing the manuscript on its message. The goals of substantive editing are to develop a manuscript that is as clear as it can possibly be.