Do you know the structure of a well-written declarative English sentence? (Hint: It's Subject-Verb-Object.) How about whether a sentence is passive or active, and which is better for the type of writing you are doing? Any idea when your modifier is dangling?
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No? That's okay, because that's my job. I know how the English language works. More importantly, I know how to make it work in your writing while preserving your unique voice and enhancing the clarity and power of your message.
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Some helpful definitions in case you aren't sure what the difference is between proofreading, copy-editing and other types of editing.
Proofreading: a read-through for minor grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting errors before a document is finalized or published. For true proofreading assignments, I work at an estimated 10 pages (or 2,500 words) per hour. Proofreading is normally for documents that have already gone through a round or two of editing and are fairly clean.
Copyediting: for documents that are decently well organized, in terms of structure, but are still in the drafting stage. A copyeditor will edit for grammar, voice, tone, flow, logic, clarity, word choice, sentence length, spelling, punctuation, and some structure as well (for example, moving paragraphs around). I copyedit at an estimated rate of 4 pages (or 1,000 words) per hour.
Substantive Editing: for documents that are in the drafting stage where the author would like a high-level, "big picture" appraisal of the work. In this type of edit, the editor overlooks smaller details and focuses on major structural issues, the flow of ideas, the general tone and...
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