How to Select a Copyeditor or Proofreader

You’re planning for the time when you’ll need a copyeditor or proofreader. You’re a few weeks or a couple of months away from needing one, but you want to make sure the one you select has availability to work on your project when you need her, so you’re trying to

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How Much Time Does Copyediting/Proofreading Take?

You’re submitting your precious manuscript, which you’ve spent hours and hours on and into which you’ve poured your heart and soul, to your copyeditor or proofreader. When should you expect to get it back? Here are a few things that could impact the amount of time it takes your copyeditor/proofreader

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How Much Does Copyediting or Proofreading Cost?

When I tell people what I do, often the first question I am asked is, “How much do you charge?” I get a variety of responses to my answer from, “Oh, that’s not so bad,” to a blank face, to “Why so much?” Here I’ll explain how copyeditors and proofreaders

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Are Copyeditors and Proofreaders Perfect?

As a writer, you might wonder if hiring a copyeditor or proofreader means that your work will be perfect after she has finished reviewing it and you have made all of her suggested changes. Unfortunately, the answer is no. I’ll explore a few of the reasons that copyeditors and proofreaders

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Do I Have to Make the Changes My Copyeditor/Proofreader Suggests?

You got your copyedited or proofread manuscript back, and you disagree with an edit (or many edits) that your copyeditor or proofreader suggested. This situation happens regardless of the type of writing—fiction, nonfiction, business, blogs, and so on. What do you do when this happens to you? There are many

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