This is an objective edit that focuses on the mechanics of sound literature; a copy edit will address spelling, grammar, capitalization, word usage, repetition, dialogue tags, usage of numbers or numerals, and consistency in point-of-view and tense.
At the end of the collaboration, you’ll receive a copy of your manuscript with changes made directly to the page. You’ll have the option to accept or reject those changes, though you can skip this step if you’d like.
A copy edit usually takes about 2 weeks to complete, depending on the length and maturity of the manuscript.
A copy edit usually follows a line edit. We’ll want to address all subjective edits before focusing on the mechanical, objective edits. Once a copy edit is complete, most authors move forward with a proofread.