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When we send your quote we will give you a free three-page sample and a date for completion of the work. If you are in a particular rush we can often achieve a faster turnaround than this, but please make any deadlines clear when you send your manuscript to us for a quote. Getting your manuscript copy edited. Writer's edit - our latest new line-editing service. Inside Publishing on Copy editing and Proof-reading. Frequently asked questions about our Services WritersServices can help you prepare for publication WritersServices Self-publishing to self-publish and market your work.

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Copy editing for self-publishers Just introduced, a free three-page sample of your copy editing. Do you feel that your manuscript contains grammatical errors and spelling mistakes, and would have a better chance of publication if it were professionally prepared?

You can help your chances of getting published by submitting a clean manuscript to agents and publishers. Or do you intend to publish your book yourself and want it to receive the benefit of professional copy editing, so that you can be sure you'll get a printed book or ebook you can be proud of?

We would recommend self-publishers to have their work professionally copy edited before they self-publish. The copy editor will correct your spelling and punctuation, check the sentence structure, grammar and use of words, and impose consistency, using standard copy editing procedures throughout. You will get emailed back to you a manuscript which is clean and ready for press. The second version will show 'track changes', which means that you will be able to see all the changes the editor has made.

It is very useful to see exactly what has been changed. We offer this service as standard, so there is no additional cost to you. What it costs Copy editing a manuscript is a demanding and skilled task, with no shortcuts. Fees are payable in advance. Copy editing for self-publishers Getting your manuscript copy edited Manuscript polishing service Translation editing service Writer's edit - our latest new line-editing service Services for self-publishers Proof-reading service Which service?

A copyedit is the final polish your work needs to meet industry standards and compete in a marketplace where readers take extensive editing as read. To many, a copyedit can seem unnecessary, especially when they feel capable of catching major errors themselves.

So why should you trust us to copyedit your manuscript? A copyedited book shows your readers that they can trust your skill and dedication as an author. Please note that if submission guidelines are not followed, a nominal formatting fee may be necessary to prepare your manuscript for copyediting. Comprehensive edits and copyedits occur at very different times in the writing process. A copyedit should always come after a comprehensive edit, never before and never at the same time.

A copyeditor is usually the last person to work on your manuscript before it is converted to an ebook. Show everything Show all reviews Show all questions Show helpful positive reviews Show helpful negative reviews Show unanswered questions. Vala95 — January 29, She has a meticulous eye for detail and is extremely thorough in her work. Her commitment, dedication and care are exemplary and I was very impressed with her treatment of my manuscript.

You could not hope for better editorial assistance than that which provides. She is also a lovely person to work with and has kept my confidence and spirits up throughout my publishing journey.

Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction Kristen Maxwell — May 7, Standoutbooks made all the difference. They took on my challenging project, full of technical problems, and turned it into a masterpiece. They truly improved the quality of the book and I am incredibly grateful for their expertise. Ollie verified owner — September 21, Working with Standoutbooks was great.

They were extremely thorough, and our final product was truly better off for it. In fact, I plan on using their editing services again in the future. Palik verified owner — December 6, Robert Wood copy edited two of my stories and I thought he was very friendly, patient, and professional.

I was a little nervous about working with editors for the first time, but Standoutbooks. Jenna Jamieson verified owner — February 8, Rob was very thorough and undoubtedly a tremendous asset to my book. His editing skills were impeccable, and his way of walking me through the process, answering questions along the way, and making me feel comfortable made it a smooth and easy process. He was great to work with and I know that my book has become far better because of the changes he suggested and the advice he provided.

I reiterate that I am so pleased to have chosen to use Standoutbooks and highly recommend them to anyone who needs a competent editor for their manuscript. After all, it is amazing how much better my manuscript sounds after using their services. Clint Scott verified owner — February 13, I needed a copyediting service for my first book project.

The company I choose to help me self publish had a copyediting service which was really over priced and way outside my affordability. Standoutbooks provided an affordable and professional service that more than meet my needs. My editor was Paige Duke and she was absolutely brilliant, she made thousands of revisions, double checked all references including bible references and made other really good changes and suggestions.

Paige delivered on time and really went the extra mile with the service she provided, I will definitely use Paige and Stand Out Books services in the future. The Thought Finder verified owner — July 17, Right from when we first contacted Alex at Standout Books, we felt really happy about working with this company. They have been incredibly patient, efficient and helpful. Rob embodies the passion for writing that writers like us need to help bring our best work to fruition.

Christina verified owner — August 22, My editor was Fred Johnson and he did an outstanding job editing my book. I was very impressed.

He was extremely thorough, and he caught inconsistencies that nobody else had noticed.

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Copy Editing Services Not all copy editing is the same. It's important to know the details of what a provider will offer you because the term is as generic as megapixels are to cameras. Copyediting Service Copyediting involves checking written material to correct errors in grammar, spelling, usage, and style. It requires attention to every word and mark of punctuation in a manuscript, a thorough knowledge of the style to be followed, and the ability to make quick, logical, and defensible decisions.

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Proofreading and Copyediting. We offer two levels of proofreading and copyediting services. This allows you to choose the service level that meets your needs. Our two service levels are: Clarity Proofreading Service; Style Copyediting Service ; Click on the links above for detailed information on each service. Our copy editing service is provided by experienced professional copy editors specializing in your specific genre and writing style. Get Started. When Do I Need Copy Editing? Copy editing is your FINAL step in editing. Get your copy edit directly before formatting.