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 it still needs polishing, 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
- Glossary (suggested terms compiled on request)
- Passive phrasing
- Structure and organization*
- Wordiness and repetition
* A medium edit focuses on flow, pacing, and organization of a manuscript on a sentence level. Medium copyedits include querying for larger organization or plot issues that may confuse readers, but if you want to address larger issues in your manuscript, you are looking for a content edit.
A standard medium copyedit is .025 cents a word. If you are on a tight budget, I do also offer an abbreviated medium edit that is not as thorough but will address as many of the above issues as possible in one reading for 0.0175 cents a word.