Editing (copy editing) is usually done at an earlier stage than proofreading and is a vital part of the traditional publishing process. In the context of publication in print, copy editing is done before typesetting and again before proofreading, which is the final step in the editorial cycle.
In brief, this is what will be reviewed with copyediting:
Everything you get with proofreading plus ...
Grammar and spelling
Awareness of redundancy, ambiguity
Logic of textual structure
Mark-up for formatting and typesetting
Handwriting (copyeditors notes will be legible)
Prelim pages and end matter
For online content -
Making content web friendly,
Brontë offers three levels of editorial services tailored to your specific needs:
Level 1: Technical
This is non-intrusive copyediting and the basic mark-up for the typesetter or client.
The client wishes the material to be prepared for publication but is willing to accept the bulk of the text as received with minimal intervention.
Inconsistencies and infelicities are nevertheless dealt with and copyediting includes everything you get with proofreading.
Level 2: Structural
This is where more editorial intervention in language and phrasing may take place.
It can often apply to multiauthor works when presentation is uneven.
In addition to the requirements of the Level 1 copyediting, the publisher or client will have agreed with the author that the text requires structural intervention for clarification.
This work constitutes rephrasing as necessary rather than rewriting.
Level 3: Substantive
The publisher or client will have agreed with the author (who is primarily an information provider and not necessarily an experienced writer) that reconstruction and rewriting are necessary in order to adapt the material for its defined market, as well as Level 1 copyediting and mark-up.
Business & Corporate
To find the right editorial service for your needs including pricing, getting a quote or getting in touch... simply click on the client option above that best represents your sector/niche and browse the options available.
For a more detailed description of editing activities, please see the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders (CIEP) website.
Editorial Services from Brontë follow the Code of Practice set out by the CIEP.