Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between copy editing and proofreading?

Copy editing involves correcting errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar; enhancing the readability of written material by improving word choice, sentence and paragraph structure, clarity, and consistency; ensuring correct format, structure, and organization of the manuscript; and properly formatting and cross-checking citations and references.

Proofreading primarily involves checking a document for any remaining errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and formatting. In the publishing process, proofreading typically occurs after page proofs have  been created and before the manuscript goes to print.

How do you edit my manuscript?

Clients typically submit manuscripts as Microsoft Word documents, and Dr. Bernstein makes editing changes and comments via the Track Changes feature. Upon completion of the copy editing project, Dr. Bernstein provides detailed instructions to assist clients with viewing and  accepting (or rejecting) changes. Alternative methods of submitting and editing documents are available upon request.

What style guides do you follow?

Dr.  Bernstein is proficient in APA and Chicago styles and will also adhere to other style manuals, in-house style guides, and manuscript publication guidelines.

What if I have a tight deadline?

When a client needs a project completed very quickly, Dr. Bernstein will make every effort to prioritize the assignment to meet this request. The written agreement with the client will specify the guaranteed completion date.

Will my manuscript be kept confidential?

Yes. PsychEditing will protect the privacy of your document and will treat it as strictly confidential.

What are your rates?

Please contact PsychEditing for rate information. 

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