The editor uses the spelling and grammar check, but does not read line by line. This is great for when you don't have time to comb the project yourself, but know that it's already gone through rigorous editing by you or other editorial professionals.
Turnaround time: 1 Business day to 2 weeks depending on length.
A copy edit covers spelling, grammar, punctuation, usage, tense, omissions, fact checking, style, structure, clarity, word choice, redundancies, and inconsistencies.
Revision is needed for work that requires overhaul or a new direction. This is very close to a ghostwrite.
Turnaround time: 2-6 weeks depending on length.
A standard proofread includes correcting spelling, punctuation, capitalization errors, and awkward grammar. Proofreading finds minor typographical errors.
Line By Line + Revision (Developmental Edit)
This is a developmental edit, which gives you everything in a line edit and includes a review of the entire story. Evaluates characters, consistency, clarity, structure, and themes.
Turnaround time: 2-4 weeks depending on length.
Full Editing package
The professional editing package is reserved for full-length manuscripts. This includes three rounds of edits. First, we do a complete line+revision edit and return the manuscript to you to examine and change/approve the edits. Afterwards, we complete a line edit of the manuscript. It gets returned to you for approval. Finally, we do a proofread of the manuscript to clear up anything that I may have missed. It returns to you, in completion and ready for you to submit to publishers or agents.
Turnaround time: 4-8 weeks depending on length.