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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, with some in-house style choices.

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 non-refundable $60. That fee will be put towards the price of the final project if you hire me.

Pricing & Deposits


  • Light edits: $0.0059 per word

  • Medium edits: $0.012 per word

  • Heavy edits: $0.017 per word


  • Light edits: $0.0079 per word

  • Medium edits: $0.027 per word

  • Heavy edits: $0.032 per word

At the time of booking or requesting a sample edit, I'll send you an invoice through PayPal. I take a 15% deposit due on receipt for a full edit and the full amount for a sample. 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!

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