Editing ~ Proofreading
"Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don't start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague."
~William Safire, "Great Rules of Writing"
Provide the following services as appropriate to the project:
~ Manuscript Review to Assess Content,
Organization and Style and to Provide Editing Plan
~ Sample Edit of 10 - 20 Pages
~ Developmental Editing
~ Copy Editing for Clarity and Consistency,
Grammar, Syntax and Usage
~ Recommendations for Narrative Flow
$40-$60 per hour depending on complexity of project
"Proofread carefully to see if any words out." Anon
~ Check Accuracy of Spelling, Punctuation
~ Establish Consistent Style for Quotations,
Emphasis, Design Instructions
~ Provide File on Disk in Industry-Standard Format
$25 per hour minimum