I offer three different types of editing: stylistic editing (also known as line editing), copyediting, and proofreading.
These terms are often used interchangeably, but they are all different services. I am able to provide editing focussed in one particular category, or discuss a blend of editing types as required for your document.
This type of editing involves clarifying meanings, removing jargon or colloquialisms, and generally smoothing the language used. It may involve adjusting the language for reading level or type of audience or purpose.
This editing category is concerned with all things mechanical, such as correcting grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Copyediting also includes checking for internal consistency of facts and document style.
This stage of editing is the final stage of editing, to be completed right before publication. It ensures no errors have been introduced to the final formatting and checks that any inserted artwork is correctly placed.
For book manuscripts over 35,000 words, I am willing to edit approximately 1,000 words of your document for free. You will send me your entire manuscript, and then I will choose the section from your document to sample edit.
The primary style guide I work from is the Chicago Manual of Style, but I also have experience working with the Canadian Press Stylebook and the New Oxford Manual Style. I am able to adapt to house style guides as well and use the appropriate dictionary for the region.