Copyediting for multilingual authors

If your book or article is nearly ready to publish, this is the service for you. It involves an edit at sentence level with a focus on clarity and applying a style guide. As I have extensive translation experience, I often work with multilingual authors.

Please note, editors and authors often use the words proofreading, copyediting, and line-editing to refer to different things.

I offer three levels of service:

Copyediting

Copyediting is usually completed in MS Word and often involves significant interventions at sentence level to improve style, concision, and clarity.

I ensure your text meets the professional standards required of academic presses, while not offering the same level of detailed commentary as in a line-edit.

There is more to it than correcting typos and applying editorial style, although as a trained copyeditor and proofreader I do this as well!

The final product will be of publishable quality with professional printing presses and academic journals.

MY SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • two editorial passes: a main edit and a second read through
  • making stylistic refinements
  • working to present your voice, arguments and ideas clearly
  • checking grammar and technical aspects of language
  • ensuring the document formatting is consistent
  • producing a style sheet
  • applying any style guide you require

Price: £30 per 1000 words / £15 per 1000 words if the text has already been language edited / 10% discount for scholars without institutional funding

Contact Andy for more information

REFERENCE FORMATTING

I charge for reference formatting separately and the bibliography is never included in the word count for line-/copyediting. I charge a fixed rate (£1.50) per reference. Please contact me to discuss your needs.

PROOFREADING

If you are on a budget and just need a quick check through, I also offer a proofreading service. Here, I just check for grammatical accuracy and basic clarity; I do not intervene at sentence level to improve the quality of writing, and I do not complete a second read through. This service is ideal for PhD or masters’ theses as they have a large quantity of text and do not require the same standard as a manuscript being published as a book or journal article.

  • working to present your voice, arguments and ideas clearly
  • checking grammar and technical aspects of language
  • ensuring the document formatting is consistent
  • producing a style sheet
  • applying any style guide you require

Price: £25 per 1000 words / 10% discount for scholars without institutional funding