I’ll never forget the day my first professionally copy edited piece came back. It felt like magic.
As a life long content creator (I wrote my first novel at 9 years old), I’ve always loved writing but I hate editing. I just didn’t do it.
Then I started creating content for marketing my businesses, and just writing was no longer good enough.
I needed copy editing and was tired of losing up to 56% of subscribers because of errors, so after working with editors for a while I decided to start EditorNinja so you too could feel that magic.
If you’re producing copy of any sort then you need to make sure it’s ready to go to its final destination, whether that’s a blog post or a sales deck or even an investor presentation.
Copy editing services are included with every edited document at EditorNinja and include the following and more:
- Content consistency, so everything is clear to the reader.
- Content structure, so it looks professional.
- Clarity of words used, because a message not understood doesn’t convert.
- Cross references, because things should be properly cited.
- Grammar, because people notice it even subconsciously.
- Punctuation, because it too matters.
- Spelling, because misspelling kill conversions.
Trust me. Free yourself up to focus on higher value strategic work by outsourcing your copy editing to EditorNinja.
I’m excited to speak with you.
John (Founder, EditorNinja)
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Hiring Copy Editors has changed.
The Old Inefficient Way
- Google around
- Research some platforms
- Research some editors
- Post a gig on a platform
- Respond to editors
- Speak with editors you found yourself
- Try a few out
- See deadlines slip
- Get a bill bigger than expected
- Decide “editing doesn’t work for my business”
- Wait a few months
- Repeat the process
The EditorNinja Way
- Find EditorNinja online
- See how we make editing easy
- Schedule a friendly demo
- Get your questions answered
- See when every document will be returned
- Publish better content
Isn't that better?
EditorNinja - Hire copy editors without the painful hiring process.
What is copy editing?
Copy editing occurs during the creation process. Before your document is ready for final proofreading review, you may wish to have it read for correctness and clarity of argument. This is copyediting in a nutshell.
Most copy editing happens in draft form, such as in a Word or Google Doc (or similar depending on type of document, such as PPTX for a presentation). This is so that in-depth edits can be made and comments left for the author to return and make the edits to their own manuscript.
Copy editing by definition looks at structure and correctness of copy. It is not responsible for correctness of content. That is the job of a subject matter expert who can correct the content
Why you need copy editing
Copy editing is necessary after the initial writing to correct for many common errors including clarity, structure, word usage, and proper citation of sources.
Every document should be copy edited before being published. Why?
Because content with stylistic errors, spelling mistakes, and grammar errors is shown to convert worse than correct copy. Bounce rates are also shown to increase by about 85% when copy is not clean.
If you care about how well your content performs to drive a business forward, it needs to be copy edited.
How EditorNinja works
Getting great editing shouldn’t be complicated. Here’s how it works on EditorNinja.
Submit your document
Upload your document to our intuitive proprietary portal in just a few clicks.
We’ll make sure everything looks good, reach out with questions, and assign it to your editor.
Your editors work on your editing queue every business day. They can edit up to 20,000 words, or about 12 average length documents, per month for you.
Delivered to you
Once each document goes through our double QA process, it will come back to you ready to publish, often with a few editor comments remaining. Review, finalize, and publish!
Frequently Ask Questions
A copy editing service is simply a way to get your copy edited, either before it goes live or once it’s been live for a while, to correct for phrasing, tenses, grammar, and more. Copy editing is more than simply looking for typos, as it involves making sure content is on brand as well through phrasing and adhering to brand guidelines.
Copy editing is included with every EditorNinja subscription!
Copy editors, when hired on your own, cost anywhere from $30-$55 per hour. The best are trained professionally, and it is possible to find freelance editors who have not been professionally trained for less per hour.
At EditorNinja we take care of paying editors so you don’t have to think about it. Every EditorNinja subscription includes copy editing.
A copy editor’s main job is looking for spelling grammar, and language issues to make sure style guides are followed and the overall piece makes sense.
An editor looks at the whole piece and often has subject matter expertise to also look for correctness.
Simply put, editing deals with the content and meaning of the document whereas copy editing focuses on the technical elements and structure of the document.
We recommend that customers have a subject-matter expert edit the document for correctness before or after it comes to EditorNinja for copy editing.
EditorNinja is a subscription copy editing and proofreading service with US-based professionally trained editors. We make it easy to get your copy edited by providing an intuitive product where you upload your document to your queue and our editors work through your queue daily. Simple pricing, simple service, big value.
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Every EditorNinja subscription includes copy editing, proofreading, and light line editing to correct for clarity and consistency of copy.
With an EditorNinja subscription, you also receive a primary editor who handles the bulk of your content. You also have a backup editor who gets to know your brand, so we can guarantee that your content gets edited in a timely fashion.
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Book a call with our team to see if EditorNinja is right for you.
“The difference between good and great is often an extra round of revision. The person who looks things over a second time will appear smarter or more talented, but actually is just polishing things a bit more. Take the time to get it right. Revise it one extra time.” - James Clear, Author
What Is Copy Editing?
Copy editing deals with the technical elements of writing and ensuring that the copy adheres to the accepted rules of the style in which it was written, such as MLA, Chicago, or AP style.
Copy editing fixes capitalization and grammar, moves and adds commas and periods, fixes quotation types, corrects citations, and more. While line editing deals with the substance and structure of a piece, copy editing applies the final polish to make sure it adheres to brand guidelines and is free of typos.
What Are The Levels of Copy Editing?
Copy editing can vary in depth.
At its most basic level, copy editing make sure that a piece of content keeps with brand style guides and adheres to style standards.
Copy editing can also blur into line editing, where it looks at structure and flow and fixes any incomplete sentences, moves sentences that make more sense in a different order, and more. This is the depth to which EditorNinja goes with copy editing.
Copy Editing Fundamentals
Copy editing’s fundamentals include:
- Technical editing
- Error formatting
Sometimes copy editing includes fact checking as well.
How Much Do Copy Editors Make? (Copy Editor Salary)
According to PayScale, the average annual salary for a copy editor is $51,154 in the United States. According to Glassdoor, it can be as much as $77,000 per year.
Salary varies based on experience and the type of company for which you work.
A freelance copy editor can expect to make between $25-$35 per hour based on types of clients and speed of turnaround. Most copy editors bill by the word instead of by the hour or the project, as billing by the hour penalizes them for working quickly and by the project penalizes them for taking on bigger projects.