I offer copy editing services for corporate clients, non-profit organizations, filmmakers, self-publishing authors and more.
What do I do as your copy editor?
Here is an excellent definition by Editors Canada, the association of which I am a member.
Copy Editing is “editing to ensure correctness, accuracy, consistency, and completeness. It includes:
- editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage
- checking for consistency and continuity of mechanics and facts, including anachronisms, character names, and relationships
- editing tables, figures, and lists
- notifying designers of any unusual production requirements
- developing a style sheet or following one that is provided
- correcting or querying general information that should be checked for accuracy
“It may also include:
- marking levels of headings and the approximate placement of art
- Canadianizing or other localizing
- converting measurements
- providing or changing the system of citations
- editing indexes
- obtaining or listing permissions needed
- checking front matter, back matter, and cover copy
- checking web links”
Note that copy editing is often loosely used to include stylistic editing, structural editing, fact-checking, or proofreading. Editors Canada defines copy editing as above.
• adoption – transracial
• the arts – specifically, film, theatre and dance
• Black history and culture (Canadian, American)
• intersectional feminism
• LGBTQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirited)
• Ontario’s legal profession (lawyer, paralegal)
• race, class and gender
• Women’s Studies
Types of work
• Advertising and marketing materials
• Annual Reports
• In-house publications
• Public Relations materials