Since 2000, readers around the world have come to know The Copperfield Review as a beloved literary journal of historical fiction. Created by the editors of The Copperfield Review, Copperfield Editing Services can help you with all your editing needs. We provide the following services:
Our copy editing includes checks for:
- Spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes
- Sentence structure
- Typographical errors
Our content editing includes checks for:
- Story development
- Word choice
- Narrative voice
- Showing vs. telling
- Dialogue issues
- Clarity of ideas and/or plot
- The “So what?” factor
Proofreading is the final stage of editing prior to publication where we check for any final adjustments in spelling, grammar, and sentence structure. We also check the line, paragraph, page, and chapter spacing as well as manuscript formatting issues.
A manuscript critique is where we evaluate your style and structure. If we are examining a work of fiction, we will evaluate dialogue, point of view, voice, plot, and pacing. If we are examining a work of nonfiction, we will make sure that your message is clear for your readers.
Our annotated critique of your manuscript will address areas where improvement may be needed, and we’ll give you guidance so you can make those changes.
Not sure how to turn your Word document into an ePub or mobi file? We can do that for you.
Do you need someone who understands what it means to be a writer and has your back? We’re here to help. With our team of experienced readers and writers, we’ll be able to help you get motivated, get prepared, and get going. We’ll give you the tools to help you feel confident in your role as a writer. We can be there to mentor you through all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming, organizing, prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.
If you’re an independent author, we can help you. Through Copperfield Press we have seven years of experience operating as independent publishers, and our novels become bestsellers with devoted fans around the world. We can help you through the confusing obstacles of becoming your own publisher so you’ll feel confident in your role as a creative business person.
We edit the following types of manuscripts:
- science fiction
- fairy tale retellings
- paranormal/urban fantasy
- writing and publishing
- scholarly articles and dissertations (APA, MLA, or Chicago Manual of Style)
We currently have a 1-3 week turnaround with copy editing, proofreading, and ebook formatting. We have a 4-8 week turnaround with content editing, and we have a 3-6 week turnaround with manuscript critiques. Depending on how busy we are, sometimes these times change. Fill out our order form (there’s no obligation to purchase anything by filling out the form) and we can tell you exactly when we can complete our work on your manuscript. If you need your manuscript edited by a certain date, let us know and we’ll do our best to help you. Fees are applied to rush orders.
Why choose The Copperfield Review for your editing needs?
We have 17 years of literary editing experience in short and long form fiction and nonfiction. The Copperfield Review has been featured in Writer’s Digest, Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market, Killer Startups, Duotrope, The Los Angeles Times, and Las Vegas Seven Magazine. It was named one of the top sites for new writers by Writer’s Digest and it has received the Books and Authors Award for Literary Excellence. Since its beginning in 2000, The Copperfield Review has developed a worldwide reputation as a leading market for short historical fiction and historical poetry. Our imprint, Copperfield Press, has published our first anthology, History Will Be Kind: An Anthology of Historical Fiction.
Interested? Join us at copperfieldediting.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.