What to Expect

Copyediting is one of the last stages of editing your novel will go through. This is where you make sure it's technically correct; I'll go through your manuscript and correct the spelling, word choice, punctuation, and consistency according to the Chicago Manual of Style, the industry standard.

Depending on the depth of work that needs to be done and the length of the project, copyedits could take anywhere from a few hours (in the case of blog posts, op-eds, web copy, etc.) or several weeks to complete. I use Word's track changes to suggest changes.

Sample Edits

I have plenty of samples of copyediting I can show you for free; if you want me to do a sample on your project, I take up to 8 pages for a nonrefundable $40. That fee will be put towards the price of the final project if you hire me.

Pricing & Deposits


  • Light edits: $0.005 per word

  • Medium edits: $0.009 per word

  • Heavy edits: $0.15 per word


  • Light edits: $0.02 per word

  • Medium edits: $0.025 per word

  • Heavy edits: $0.03 per word

At the time of booking or requesting a sample edit, I'll send you an invoice through PayPal. I take a 30% deposit due on receipt. I'll begin work after I receive the deposit and the signed editing agreement. Payment plans are available, but only if we agree on them beforehand!