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In copyediting I will review every part of a manuscript for correctness, clarity, coherency, and consistency, in accordance with a specific style manual. I will check all spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage, making corrections and revisions where needed or asking the author to make them. I will clarify any confusing meaning, eliminate repetitions and redundancies, prune verbose passages, and establish language consistency throughout the manuscript.
I will edit any tables, graphs, captions, footnotes, endnotes, and bibliography, if requested. While the author is responsible for factual accuracy and permissions, I will point out any facts that I know to be incorrect and remind the author to obtain permissions for reprinting quotations.
While copyediting involves some rewording of text for clarity and understanding, the major rewriting of whole sections of text to improve the overall style or organization of a manuscript is called substantive editing.
Which service do you need?
After reviewing your manuscript and discussing your project goals with you, I will recommend which of these editing types would best serve your needs.
MY commitment to YOU
My Editorial Rates
The rates for my services depend on the manuscript type, the subject matter, the quality of the original manuscript, and the timeline required. For some editing jobs I charge by the word and for others by the project. I will provide an estimate after evaluating the manuscript and consulting with the client. I can accept payment in US dollars or Japanese yen by credit card using Stripe or Paypal. I can also accept cash in Japanese yen by bank transfer.
My Nonprofit Work
I donate my services on a limited basis to charitable foundations or nonprofit corporations.