• What is Copy Editing?
    Copy editing includes proofreading.
    Copy editing also looks at formatting, especially formatting consistency, (Ttitles, subsection titles, type face and type style (italic, bold), and parallel construction in lists and headings should be consistent.)
    Copy editing includes fact-checking for common information, although in some cases where intensive research is involved, a copy editor may be hired with a dedicated purpose to only check facts and cross-check references.
    Copy editors certify the manuscript follows the house style guide, whether it is AMA, APA, AP, Chicago or their own.

    The copy editor does
    not substantively change content.