Elliott Editorial Online




We correct errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage. By means of a complete style sheet, we ensure consistency of style and content throughout your document. Depending on the kind of document, the style sheet contains some or all of the following: 1) a vocabulary list consisting of words you prefer to spell differently from the spellings recommended by Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition (Webs. 11th), as well as any corrections in word usage; 2) a list of proper nouns (names of persons and places); 3) a list of trademarks; 4) a list of foreign words not found in Webs. 11th; 5) a page or more devoted to style rules concerning corrections our copy editor makes in your document.


In addition, we read for overall clarity and sense on behalf of the intended audience; we query you concerning unclear passages and make suggestions for changes; we note permissions you need to publish copyrighted material; we cross-check references, art, figures, tables, equations, and other features for consistency with their mentions in text; and we prepare your manuscript for the next stage of the publication process.


Besides Webs. 11th, we use The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (or any other manual you prefer—for APA or MLA style, for example), Words into Type, 3rd Edition, as well as your company’s or publisher’s style sheet.


Copyediting, basic:

Estimated Pace: 5–10 ms pgs/hr

Range of Fees: $25–$40/hr


Copyediting, heavy:

Estimated Pace: 2–5 ms pgs/hr

Range of Fees: $35–$50/hr