Proofreading & Editing Services I am an experienced professional proofreader, beta reader and copy editor and can offer my services at lower rates than most. Click Here for further information and rates. Special discounts offered to Loveahappyending.com and Famous Five Plus authors. Advertisements Share this:TweetShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... 7 thoughts on “Proofreading & Editing Services” Add yours Great help! It would be nice if we could see this service in a proofreading and editing sites list. Reply Thank you. I’ll see what I can do. Reply Thanks, Kit. So where in the scheme of things does a substantive edit come in your list? Reply As a substantive edit is almost analysis based, calling for a considered judgement on a document’s concept and intended use, content, organization, design, and style and functionality, is this something you are considering for a manuscript? It would, in my opinion, be more suited and required for a non fiction/reference/text book. Reply What’s the difference between an edit and a copy edit, Kit? And what category would a substantive (content) edit come under? Reply A very good question, Chris. A substantive content edit involves a comprehensive check of manuscript with fine tooth comb, making sure it all makes sense, has a plausible plot and outcome, that there are no inconsistencies with character behaviour/speech style issues, helps with actual rewrites, and some are able to adjust language by genre, target audience aim. Most editors only deal with one or two specific genres, know their stuff and can be exceedingly expensive. I edit all genres but am not able to go into such depth as a single genre/specialist editor could do. A copy editor should check for facts, do a minimal amount of rewriting/comment/suggestion, check for flow and clarity. Then you have line editors/proofreaders who check for errors, typos, spelling, punctuation, grammar, word usage etc. Copy/line and proofing are often combined into a singular task nowadays. A copy/line/proofreader has been my professional role for many years. In an ideal world all four tasks would be done by four different persons, but the ideal world in publishing no longer exists and many publishers now combine the role into one or two persons at most, the proofreader having long departed. Hope clarifies for you. Please feel free to email should you have any other questions. Happy to help. Kit Reply Pingback: An Audience with an Author … Stephanie Keyes | love reading love books Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.