In copyediting, I'll be looking for
- Grammar, spelling, and punctuation
- Consistency in content and style
- Light fact checking
I'll keep detailed style notes to capture anything that doesn't align with the style guide of your choice (Chicago Manual of Style, APA, and many others).
We'll work together to determine the level of copyediting that your work needs and how much "touch" you want from my edits:
- In a "light" edit, I would only fix items that absolutely have to be changed for grammatical purposes and query you on everything else.
- In a "heavy" edit, I would make revisions for wordy or awkward passages, repetition, or other stylistic impediments. I would query any factual inaccuracies and inconsistencies, and make suggestions for anything else I see.