Book editing is a multi-step process. The stages go by different names, depending on who you ask, but they generally follow this order:
After reviewing your project, I'll offer a estimate based on editing service, word count, time required, and type of manuscript. Contact me about getting started. (Note: My editing rates and speed are in keeping with the Editorial Freelancers Association's chart of editorial rates, which you can find here.)
Interested in the kinds of nonfiction books I've worked on? Check out this partial list, organized by genre/topic.
Line editing involves polishing the text line by line. Whereas copyediting ensures the manuscript is technically correct, line editing improves readability and flow. (Line editing and copyediting are often performed as a combined service. Contact me for details). This service is appropriate for manuscripts that have already been critiqued and/or edited for big-picture issues. Line editing
Copyediting is the final editing stage. This service is appropriate for manuscripts that have already been edited for language and big-picture issues. Copyediting ensures
Proofreading is the final chance to catch typos, spelling mistakes, punctuation errors, and formatting glitches before a book goes to print. It does not involve editing for grammar, syntax, or other mechanical issues; those are addressed during copyediting. My proofreading service includes two passes and an opportunity for you to ask questions after you review the manuscript.