Medium Copyediting

About Medium Copyediting

A medium edit is the most common type of copyediting. If you are happy with the structure of your book and satisfied with your text but know that it still needs polishing, then a medium edit is likely the right fit for your manuscript.

Medium copyediting incorporates everything included in a light copyedit plus correcting disputable grammar issues and the following:

  • Basic fact checking
  • Flow*
  • Glossary (suggested terms compiled on request)
  • Pacing*
  • Passive phrasing
  • POV
  • Structure and organization*
  • Tense
  • Voice
  • Wordiness and repetition

* A medium edit focuses on flow, pacing, and organization of a manuscript on a sentence level. Medium copyedits may include querying for larger organization issues, but if you want to address structural issues in your manuscript, you are looking for a developmental edit.

Medium copyedits include some rewriting of existing sentences, but if large sections require reworking, they will be highlighted with recommendations for revisions. If you want rewriting done as part of the edit, you are looking for a heavy copyedit.

Medium Copyedit Rates

A medium edit includes two readings* of a standard manuscripts or one for rough manuscripts.


*Two readings means that I will read the manuscript twice before returning it to you. The bulk of the edits will be made during the first round, and the second round will double check those edits and look for anything missed in the first read through.

If you want the manuscript edited, returned to you for revisions, then edited again, that would be done as two separate edits. I do offer a 25 percent discount on additional services for the same book as well as spot-checking, which looks over your revisions rather than re-editing the full manuscript.


Please see scheduling an edit for more information. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a proofread edit, don’t hesitate to contact me.