Copy Edit for Short Stories (40k words or less)
This service includes a copyedit for your novella. Story must contain 40k words or less.
Please email me PRIOR to booking to confirm a start and end date for your project, especially if you have a deadline you're aiming to hit.
What will this service address within your writing piece?
- Overall flow of story
- Story pacing
- Ensuring each chapter drives the story forward
- Consistency regarding character behavior & development
- Showing versus telling
- Word repetition
- Consistency of spelling, hyphenation, numbers, names, and facts.
- Awkward word choice and/or sentence structure
- Any incorrect dialogue tags/punctuation
- Point of view inconsistencies
- Irrelevant language
- Repetition and redundancies
- Obvious errors, such as missing words, double words, and spelling mistakes
This edit DOES NOT include proofreading, although I will note and correct every error that I see. I will likely catch most of the errors, but I do advise contracting a second set of eyes to thoroughly proofread your work. (Please note my advice given within the editing landing page.)