Getting down to the nuts and bolts of language, our copy editing services include:
Editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and internal consistency of facts; marking head levels and approximate placement of art; notifying designer of any unusual production requirements
May include applying Canadian, American, or British style; metrication; providing or changing system of citations; writing or editing captions and/or credit lines; writing running heads; listing permissions needed and/or obtaining them; providing or editing prelims, back matter, cover copy and/or CIP data; may also include negotiating changes with author
May include fact-checking: checking accuracy of facts and/or quotes by reference to original sources used by author and/or from other sources
May include mark-up/coding: adding designer-written specifications for typesetter or formatter.