Copy Editing

Copy editing is about making sure that text makes sense. It involves, where necessary, revising any areas that lack clarity, but without removing your voice or changing a meaning.

Our copy editing service will highlight:

      • any spelling mistakes,
      • any misuses of punctuation,
      • any grammatical errors,
      • any inconsistencies in style or layout,
      • any content that does not follow a logical sequence,
      • any potentially libellous statements, and
      • any noticeable factual errors.

Copy editing rates:

£30 – £40 for the first 1,000 words of text submitted,
£20 – £30 per every 1,000 words thereafter.
Word count includes text in any tables, diagrams or other illustrations.

How the copy editing service works:

1. Message us with details of your document via the link on our Contact page. Select Copy Editing from the subject dropdown menu. Please upload a sample of your document, of no more than 500 words.

2. Receive a personalised quote in response via email: the total price for a copy editing review of your document in its entirety, as well as a confirmed date for its return.

3. Submit your document in its entirety for copy editing.

Please read our terms and conditions before submitting whole documents.

Example: The Role of the Copy Editor

Before review

See if you can spot all errors in this first draft of our guide to copy editing.

After Review

Did you find them all? See the errors we identified and the recommendations we suggested to make this final draft fit for purpose.

After Review (pdf)

We include a PDF version of all returned documents as a record of suggestions made.

For more information:

please see our FAQ page, or contact stephen@proofedits.com.