What Cat’s Eye Copyediting Does
Copyediting means carefully poring over a book for grammar, spelling, punctuation, clarity, continuity, consistency, correctness, and light fact-checking accuracy.
Once a project is written, fully developed, and nearing its final word count, it’s time for my polish and shine. My work is the last step before a book is laid out for publication and heads to the proofreader.
Throughout our work together, I preserve author voice and style while scouring for errors, inconsistencies, discontinuities, and issues that could pull readers out of the story. I may suggest a few sentence rewrites for clarity and accuracy. My references are The Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition, online), Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate (online), credible specialized references, and house style guides.
I query you as needed to ensure my work supports your intent. My suggestions are yours to take, leave, or alter to your satisfaction.