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Proofreading service

Copy-editing

We offer a copy-editing service for people who want a professional editor to provide feedback on how to improve sentence structure and to correct errors in punctuation, grammar and spelling. We know that by the time you’ve finished your final draft, you’re too close to your creation to notice the little things that can make all the difference.

What happens when you copy-edit my writing?

A copy-edit (or a line-edit) is a thorough review of your draft to correct errors, and identify and fix confusing sentences or paragraphs. It’s a line-by-line tidy-up of your draft.

Copy-editing asks and answers the following questions:

  • Is the meaning of that sentence clear?
  • Can that paragraph be expressed more concisely?
  • Are the sentences too long? Too short? Too complicated?
  • Is there a transition missing between those two points?

Do you provide feedback on the overall structure of my novel, report or essay?

No. Copy-editing does NOT include structural editing. It does not deal with plot, structure, characterisation or “point of view”.

If you feel that you need feedback on structural editing of your novel, please check out our Manuscript Assessment service.

You should only consider copy-editing when you believe you have improved your manuscript as much as you can.

How can I see what you’ve edited?

We provide you with suggestions via the “tracked changes” and “comment” functions in Microsoft Word. We are unable to provide this feedback in any other format.

Once you receive the annotated draft, you can choose to accept or reject each edit. We recognise it's your decision whether or not to take our suggestions on board. This service does not include one-on-one discussion or personalised instruction on WHY the corrections have been made.

We won’t demand rights or recognition in your work. We won’t share your ideas, research or writing with anyone. It’s your writing, we just want to help you make it as good as it can possibly be.

How much does it cost?

Please complete the webform below and we'll send you an exact cost based on the number of words in your document. However indicative prices for the following word counts are:


Words
Turnaround in
three business days
Turnaround in
nine business days
1,000
$57 $53
5,000 $285 $263
10,000 $569 $524
50,000 $2,860
$2,615

80,000
 Documents with high word counts may take
longer than two weeks. Indicative cost for
80,000 words is around $3,700

All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST.

This service is no longer available.

Sample documents

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