Mechanical Editing

Editor: Jasmine

Mechanical editing looks over the consistency of the whole piece, so it’s applicable to all kinds of writing. It focuses on FIVE key pieces:

  • Consistency of spelling, if there are different ways to spell a word.
  • Consistency of abbreviations, if there are different abbreviations.
  • Consistency of physical characteristics for people or places, if the piece has people or places.
  • Consistency and usage of verb tenses.
  • Adherence to a style guide such as MLA, APA, or Chicago.

Edits can be made in Microsoft Word’s comments or track changes, depending on if you prefer suggestions or flat-out changes.

The starting cost is $5 per page.