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Enhance clarity, readability, and correctness

Expert Copy Editing Services

Enhance clarity, readability, and correctness

Elevate your writing with our professional copy editing services. Our editors examine your text to ensure grammatical precision, spelling accuracy, and flawless punctuation. We will also enhance your syntax and structure for utmost clarity and readability. Trust us to refine your material, guaranteeing a clear, well-structured message that resonates with your audience. With our professional touch, your prose will be impeccable, communicating your ideas effectively.

Terminology and format expertise

Maintaining Flawless Consistency

Terminology and format expertise

Our copy editing service goes beyond basic proofreading. We check terminology for industry-specific consistency and ensure formatting aligns with the latest style guides. Whether it's APA, MLA, or Chicago style, we adapt to meet your publication standards. Trust us to unify stylistic elements, delivering a document that not only reads well but also meets the highest professional benchmarks. Elevate your content’s precision and presentation with us.

Collaborate with your copy editor

One-On-One Interaction

Collaborate with your copy editor

Open communication is vital in our copy editing process, allowing your voice and vision to guide our expertise. Whether through messages or teleconferences, you can directly engage with your editor anytime you want in order to clarify your goals and articulate your ideas. This collaborative approach ensures that your content is not only error-free but also a true reflection of your intentions, crafted with precision for your audience.

Marking up for typesetting and publication

Precise Layout Adjustments

Marking up for typesetting and publication

Our copy editors will add notes, corrections, and formatting instructions to guide the typesetting and design process, ensuring every detail aligns with publishing standards. From layout adjustments to typography considerations, we prepare your text for the final print or digital publication. Entrust us with your manuscript to ensure a seamless transition to publishing, capturing your audience's attention with perfectly presented content.

Timely delivery, whatever your schedule

Deadline-Driven Copy Editing

Timely delivery, whatever your schedule

Meet every deadline with confidence through our reliable editing services. From urgent one-hour edits to extensive multi-week projects, we guarantee on-time completion without compromising quality. Our copy editors are adept at managing various timelines, ensuring your project, big or small, is returned promptly and polished. Trust us to keep your work on track, accommodating your specific needs while maintaining high standards of writing precision.

Clear copy editing rates with no surprises

Transparent Pricing

Clear copy editing rates with no surprises

Our copy editing pricing model is simple and transparent, focused solely on your deadline. There is no up-charging for quality of writing or complexity of content. With no hidden fees or tiers, you get a single, consistent rate determined by your chosen turnaround time. This approach ensures you can budget effectively, knowing that the cost can be easily found within each editor's profile.

Our copy editors will refine your flow and tone

Amplify Your Message

Our copy editors will refine your flow and tone

ServiceScape copy editors dive deep into your content, enhancing flow and ensuring the language resonates with your intended audience. We actively engage with your text, suggesting rewrites and refining word choice to match the desired tone and voice. Let us amplify your message’s effectiveness, crafting prose that speaks directly to your readers’ needs and expectations. Experience comprehensive editing that elevates your writing to its highest potential.

How It Works

Have your writing edited in three steps

Find Your Copy Editor

Browse profiles of accomplished editing professionals.

Upload Your Writing

Send your files and provide any details regarding the project.

Download the Edited Version

Receive the edited version before your requested due date.

Our Editor Marketplace

Choose your own copy editor

With ServiceScape, you can explore the profiles of rated and reviewed copy editors and find the right professional for your project.

Many of our copy editors:

  • Hold Ph.D. or Master's degrees
  • Offer decades of rich editing experience
  • Have hundreds of client ratings and reviews
  • Are experts across various fields
Find Your Copy Editor

7,458 Client Reviews
276,781 Pages Edited

M.A. in TESOL Education from the University of North Carolina


202 Client Reviews
4,295 Pages Edited

M.A. in Linguistics from the University of South Carolina


1,331 Client Reviews
46,624 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at McGraw-Hill Publishing


273 Client Reviews
7,610 Pages Edited

M.A. in English from the University of Louisiana


2,365 Client Reviews
51,823 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at Intergroup Japan


156 Client Reviews
5,955 Pages Edited

Editor at Georgetown University Press


2,268 Client Reviews
54,255 Pages Edited

J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law


259 Client Reviews
5,681 Pages Edited

M.A. in English from Lehigh University


4,533 Client Reviews
243,362 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia


604 Client Reviews
16,668 Pages Edited

J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law


824 Client Reviews
29,594 Pages Edited

Director at Aetna


1,928 Client Reviews
66,776 Pages Edited

M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University


1,180 Client Reviews
61,371 Pages Edited

Editor at the Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship


185 Client Reviews
5,883 Pages Edited

M.A. in English from McMaster University


724 Client Reviews
39,287 Pages Edited

Professor at Marylhurst University


1,330 Client Reviews
81,559 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island


2,416 Client Reviews
104,530 Pages Edited

Writer at PBS


223 Client Reviews
14,872 Pages Edited

Director of Communications at the Yale Center


105 Client Reviews
3,010 Pages Edited

M.A. in Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University


337 Client Reviews
17,662 Pages Edited

Ed.D. in Psychology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Our Testimonials and Experience

What we bring to the table

ServiceScape is built on 24 years worth of experience, working on over 341,000 projects with over 98,000 clients. Our copy editing services are rated 5 out of 5 stars, based on 490 reviews collected over the last 5 years. Join the thousands of people who have chosen ServiceScape to find the best and brightest talent.

Overall Average Rating
126,166 Rated Projects
Alessia Moretti
Alessia MorettiGraduate Student

"My freelancer's attention to detail and commitment to quality exceeded my expectations. Every aspect of the project was handled with utmost professionalism."

Jasper van der Meer
Jasper van der MeerFaculty Member

"I was amazed by the promptness and efficiency of the person I hired. The project was completed well ahead of the deadline, without compromising on quality."

Emily Johnson
Emily JohnsonPublished Author

"The level of creativity and innovation in his approach was outstanding. He truly transformed my ideas into something extraordinary!"

Olivia Brown
Olivia BrownTeacher

"Exceptional service! The professional was incredibly responsive and attentive to all my requirements, making the entire process seamless and enjoyable."

Sarah Miller
Sarah MillerSenior Executive Publisher

"I highly recommend her services. The professionalism and expertise displayed by the freelancer were top-notch, and the results were simply superb."

Jean Kabila
Jean KabilaAttorney

"The quality of work delivered was impeccable. Every detail was carefully considered and executed to perfection. Absolutely thrilled with the service!"

Anke Verbeek
Anke VerbeekEntrepreneur

"Her ability to understand and adapt to my specific needs was remarkable. The final product was exactly what I was hoping for, and more."

Eduardo Ramirez
Eduardo RamirezData Analyst

"Prompt, professional, and passionate about her work. She went above and beyond to ensure the project's success."

Lukas Schmidt
Lukas SchmidtCulinary Director

"The service was outstanding from start to finish. Communication was clear and frequent, keeping me in the loop at every stage."

Jingwei Zhang
Jingwei ZhangProfessor

"Truly impressed by the quick turnaround time. This professional managed to deliver a high-quality result in a remarkably short period."

Aditi Verma
Aditi VermaMechanical Engineer

"His commitment is evident in his work. He made sure I was completely happy with the final outcome."

Felix Weber
Felix WeberProject Director

"A blend of professionalism, skill, and creativity. This individual brought a fresh perspective to the project that was both inspiring and effective."

Ryan Fletcher
Ryan FletcherTherapist

"The freelancer's expertise in his field is unmatched. He provided invaluable insights and suggestions that greatly enhanced the project."

Elif Deniz Yılmaz
Elif Deniz YılmazAssociate Professor

"I appreciated his attention to detail and dedication to delivering a product that not only met, but exceeded my expectations."

Irfan Hisham Kamarul
Irfan Hisham KamarulAssociate Professor

"Her approach to the project was both thorough and innovative. She managed to capture the essence of my vision perfectly. Thank you so much!"

Bram Visser
Bram VisserResearcher

"Remarkable service! The quality of work was consistently high, and her ability to meet tight deadlines was impressive."

Learn More About Our Editing Services

The ServiceScape Advantage

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When you choose ServiceScape for your editing project, we guarantee that the result will be high-quality writing that's 100% error-free, delivered on time every time.

Your Questions, Answered


What will be corrected?

At ServiceScape, our copy editors leverage their extensive knowledge and experience to perfect every aspect of your writing. Specifically, our editors will focus on:

  • Grammar and Punctuation: Correcting grammatical mistakes and ensuring proper punctuation throughout the text.
  • Spelling: Checking and correcting spelling errors, including the use of UK vs. US spelling according to the publication's standard.
  • Consistency: Ensuring consistency in terms of style, terminology, and formatting. This includes consistent use of tenses, names, places, and stylistic elements.
  • Readability: Enhancing the flow and readability of the text by adjusting sentence structure, paragraph length, and overall organization.
  • Clarity: Clarifying ambiguous or complex sentences to ensure the text is understandable to its intended audience.
  • Tone and Voice: Adjusting the tone and voice of the writing to ensure it matches the intended audience and purpose.
  • Style Guide Adherence: Ensuring the document adheres to specific style guides (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago) or the publication's in-house style guide.
  • Layout and Typesetting: Our copy editors add notes, corrections, and formatting instructions to guide the typesetting and design process, aligning every detail with publishing standards.
  • Language Sensitivity: Using inclusive, respectful language that acknowledges diversity and avoids bias.
  • Accessibility: Making content accessible to readers with disabilities, including proper use of alt text and readable fonts.
  • SEO: Enhancing content to perform better in search engine rankings without sacrificing quality.
  • Technical Consistency: Ensuring uniform use of technical terms, units of measurement, and presentation of data.
  • Hyperlink Verification: Checking that all links are accurate, functional, and safe.
  • Multimedia Content: Recommending multimedia elements to complement and enhance the textual content.
  • Voice Matching: Ensuring that the text aligns with the overall voice and style of a series or brand.
  • Regulatory Requirements: Verifying that content meets applicable laws and guidelines, crucial for medical, financial, and legal texts.
  • Syntax: Improving sentence syntax for better readability and impact.
  • Elimination of Redundancy: Removing redundant phrases or paragraphs to make the text concise.
  • Formatting: Adjusting headings, bullet points, and lists for consistency and visual appeal.
  • Captions and Headings: Crafting descriptive, engaging captions and headings.
  • Dialogue: Refining dialogue in fiction or creative nonfiction for authenticity.
  • Legal Review: Assessing content for potential legal issues, including copyright.
  • Indexing and Cross-references: Ensuring accuracy and formatting of indexes and cross-references.

We are committed to delivering a final product that not only meets but exceeds your expectations, ensuring your writing is the best it can be.

How do I hire an editor?

You can hire an editor by just browsing our marketplace of editors, clicking on the "View Profile" button of an editor you want to hire, and clicking on the "Hire Me" button. After your payment method has been processed, your editor will get to work and will deliver the edited version before your due date.

Where can I find price and due date information?

A list of prices and due dates can be found within each editor's profile. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button.

How fast can you edit my writing?

Our fastest delivery option is one hour using our Express Delivery service.

Can I have a free sample?

Sure! Many ServiceScape editors provide free samples. You can submit a free sample request by just browsing our marketplace of editors, clicking on the "View Profile" button of an editor you want to request a free sample from, and clicking on the "Free Sample" button. If the editor accepts your free sample request, you will receive the sample edited version within a couple of days.

How do I send a message to an editor?

You can send a message to an editor by just browsing our marketplace of editors, clicking on the "View Profile" button of an editor you want to contact, and clicking on the "Send Message" button. We will email you a notification as soon as your editor replies to your message.

How do I schedule a teleconference with an editor?

You can schedule a teleconference call by just browsing our marketplace of editors, clicking on the "View Profile" button of an editor you want to contact, and clicking on the "Teleconference" button. We will contact you right away about availability and set up the teleconference for all parties involved.

Where can I find ratings and reviews for editors?

You can find ratings and reviews from past clients within most editor profiles. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button to see them. You can also read thousands of ServiceScape ratings and reviews on eKomi.

In addition, ServiceScape has been featured in several publications and websites, including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, UpWork, HuffPost, Indeed, and The Ladders.

Can I see examples of work the editors have done in the past?

Many editors have portfolios which feature their editing. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button to view these edited versions.

Do you provide editing certifications?

Yes, we provide editing certifications. Simply request the document when you hire an editor. When your project is delivered, you can download the editing certification by clicking on your project and clicking on the "Certification" button. These signed declarations certify that a document has been professionally edited by a ServiceScape editor.

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