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Every writer needs no matter what field of writing they write within needs a copy-editor. A copy-editor takes your written material and works into something presentable to the public (or your audience). A copy-editor helps you not look like a total idiot (even I look like one sometimes because I struggle to catch my own errors when typing on the computer). Let's look at what copy-editors do and how you can find one.
What does a copy-editor do besides making you look good?
A copy-editor combs through your written material looking for any errors in accuracy, readability, grammar and spelling errors, omission, inconsistency and repetition.
Some of the nit-picky items they look for are:
Copy-editors do not proofread your work. You would need to hire somebody for that or use the app Grammarly like I do to check on last minute items. Of course, proofing is a different beast with the use of devices to type. But typically, a proofreader will compare one copy to another copy to make sure the edits have been made. They may correct last-minute details. Nowadays, many refer to proofreading as checking for spelling and grammar.
How Much Should I Pay a Copy-Editor?
As much as your writing is worth to you. The minimum should be $35/hr, but as much as $100/hr. You can work that out with your copy-editor. Each copy-editor has their own fees.
You can take a look at my fees on my services page. If you would like to hire a copy-editor, email me and we can talk about your project.
Thanks for the information the copy editor will check your written material for any errors in readability, grammar and spelling errors, accuracy, omission, repetition, and inconsistency. A friend of mine is a talented writer and she wrote a topic about life then she mentioned to me that she needs a copy-editor to double-check the possible errors for her to publish it after. She is looking to find trusted and reliable editing services for copy-editing.
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