Moderate Editing

Turnaround: 2-4 weeks

We recommend second-level editing services for authors whose work may contain moderate problems with sentence structure or occasional inconsistencies in point-of-view or tense, in addition to basic errors.

Moderate copyediting includes a line-by-line edit of the following:

    • Typographical errors
    • Misspelled words
    • Punctuation
    • Incorrect usage (effect/affect)
    • Consistency/Standardization
    • Sentence clarity
    • Word choice
    • Redundancies and/or inaccuracies in text
    • Maintenance of tone/voice

Inaccuracies may include incorrect spelling of song or book titles, proper names, dates, or well-known facts. (Extensive fact-checking is not supplied.)

Maintenance of tone/voice/word choice may include a review for consistency of style and mood or presentation of content; consistency of point of view and tense; or the correct usage of words.

A moderate edit may also include Comments from the editor. If you feel that your manuscript contains a number of awkward sentences, or if you feel you may have difficulty with dialogue, narration, and/or overall sentence structure, you may need an Extensive Edit. We recommend that all authors receiving moderate or extensive editorial services consider having their work proofread prior to submitting to a publisher. If you aren’t sure which service level you need, our editors will be happy to review your work and offer a recommendation.

Free Sample Edit!

We will provide you with a free sample edit and quote so that you can get a feel for the editor and what they can do for your work. This will help you to make sure the editor is the right fit for you. Editing quotes will include total job fee, turnaround, and possible start dates. (There is no obligation to purchase a service.)

Request a free consultation or use our Sample Edit Request Form to submit your manuscript.