Copyediting is the third, or next to last, stage in the editing process. Copyediting focuses on readability, style, transitions, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and mechanics. For manuscripts, copyediting can also include checking formatting (against publication standards), consistency, front matter, and back matter.
- Copyediting is the third, or next to last, stage in the editing process
- Copyeditors look line-by-line for mistakes and obstacles to clear writing
- All professionally published work is copyedited.
- Copyediting costs $30 per hour