SUBMISSIONS CLOSED. Beginning August 11, 2012, I am not able to take on new clients for individual author projects as my freelance work for publishing houses is now taking all my available time. Should my schedule change, I will update this post.
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This is the "long version" as referenced in my NaNoWriMo ad, for those authors seeking a copy edit of their work. This is not needed when going the traditionally published route as the publishing house hires a copy editor to review the contracted-for novel. The process involves several rounds with proofreading done, as well. I don't know all that is entailed, but I do freelance as a copy editor for a well-known NYC publishing house.
I have intimate knowledge of the nine-hundred-page CMS and exacting familiarity with Web11. I implement Microsoft Word's Track Changes features as I edit, showing my suggestions and comments--where I am like the senate edicting laws. The author is then like the president with ultimate veto powers, having the final say; after all, it is his (or her) name on the front of his book. His brand, his ultimate responsibility.
Copyediting is not a debate. Within Track Changes, I am like the senate with the laws spelled out and the author is like the president with ultimate veto powers.
I have intimate knowledge of the nine hundred pages of the CMS and also with Webster's. I share that expertise regarding those grammar rules and preferred spellings when I copyedit. Each author has the final say; after all, it is his (or her ) name on the front of their book. His brand, his ultimate responsibility.
Referrals: One of my CPs also has a copyediting service. For additional info, e-mail her at: Editor@CopyeditingSavesLives.com.