Consistency Checking

You want your book to provide a satisfying experience for your readers. A copy editor will make sure that your book flows logically, is consistent, and feels complete.

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What is

Consistency Checking

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Diagrams and Graphics
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We will check the contents of graphics and diagrams to be consistent with the rest of the text and adapt them accordingly.

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Consistency
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Checking details, such as referencing, indexing, the table of contents, graphs, and word consistency.

Your copy editor will first take a bird's-eye view of the manuscript to address its overall quality and "flow." He or she might suggest conceptual changes like moving a section of the manuscript so it will flow logically from one point to the next. 

Copy editing also includes checking details, such as referencing, indexing, the table of contents, and image resolution. 

While the copy editor will check syntax, word choice, and punctuation, typically, a proofreader will give the final "finishing touch" to a manuscript after the copy editor has completed his or her work. 

Step 1: Request

  • Please send us a message or e-mail with your request for copy editing.
  • Specify the number of pages of your project.
  • Ideally, attach or link to a sample of your manuscript.
  • Let us know in what format you have the original text (e.g., Word, TXT, Google Docs, etc.).
  • Add any special requests (e.g., a particular turnaround time).  

Step 2: Connect

  • We'll set up a meeting time that works for you.
  • In preparation, please provide us with the entire original text as an attachment or link. We will let you know in what format we need the text.
  • In the online meeting, we will describe the process and answer any questions you may have.
  • We will send you a document with the job details and how long we estimate we need for delivery.

Step 3: Delivery

  • We will deliver the copy-edited text as well as a style guide specific to your project.
  • We offer another free online meeting to answer any questions.
  • If applicable, we can also provide suggestions for additional improvements for future editions of the book.

While copy editing, we track changes to your manuscript, which you can accept or reject (please note that this might require conversion into a different document format). We will also note down general style choices like language (e.g., American vs. British), word consistency, formatting (e.g., bold vs. italic), and punctuation (e.g., Oxford comma) issues.

The hourly rate is 60 EUR/h (approximately 4-8 pages per hour, depending on the number of indexes, references, data, and grammatical issues).

TODO depends heavily on how many references there are

TODO What is copy editing, exactly? Its primary purpose is to bring clarity and consistency to your writing.

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