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Best-in-class marketing and business content deserves best-in-class professional copy editing.

EditorNinja’s professional editors will review and correct content in accordance with brand guidelines.

We’ve helped 155+ agencies and B2B companies save thousands of dollars and reclaim days of work every month, all while having the confidence that their content is on-brand, clear of errors, and ready for publication.

Copy editing is included in our Unlimited Content Editing packages.

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"This is the best thought out and most delightful editing experience I've ever had in my years of producing content. We're EditorNinja customers for life."
Daniel Sendecki
VP Content, Citizen Relations

Three Benefits of EditorNinja:

Easy submission

Easily add new documents to your queue. Your dedicated editor gets to work.

Dedicated Editor

Every subscriber account has a dedicated primary editor who gets to know you and your content.

Delivered Ready For Review

Receive your ready-for-review documents on schedule, like clockwork.

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How EditorNinja Works

Getting great editing shouldn’t be complicated. Here’s how it works on EditorNinja.

Add Your Document To Your Queue

Upload your document to our intuitive proprietary portal in just a few clicks.

We'll review And Assign

We’ll make sure everything looks good, reach out with questions, and assign it to your editor.

Editor Edits

Your editors work on your editing queue every business day. They edit up to 20,000 words, or about 15-18 average-length documents, per month for you. Scale up to get more.

Delivered to you

Once each document goes through our double QA process, it will come back to you ready for review, often with a few editor comments remaining. Review, finalize, and publish!

EditorNinja — Copy Editing Without the Painful Hiring Process.

Some of Our Top Copy Editors

Michael B.

Michael is a senior editor and writer at EditorNinja. This means he works on specific accounts, with a keen interest in in-depth structural edits, as well as handles the content workflow and EditorNinja’s proprietary double-QA process for all customers.

Ariel T.

Ariel is a senior editor at EditorNinja. She works with customers who need both in-depth and copy editing as well as with customers with tight style guidelines. She has a keen eye for detail and is a pleasure to work with.

Robert G.

Robert (Robby) has been with EditorNinja since just two months after our start. He is currently our Senior Lead Editor, as well as a senior editor and writer. A father and cocktail enthusiast, Robert also has a keen eye for detail and has worked on content for many of our top customers.

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 accuracy 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 format depending on the document type, such as PPTX for a presentation). This approach ensures editors can make in-depth edits and leave comments for the author to add to their own manuscript.

Copy editing, by definition, looks at the structure and correctness of copy.

We edit:

  • Blog posts
  • White papers
  • Ebooks
  • Resource content (for SEO)
  • AI-generated content
  • And more

Why Your Content Needs Copy Editing

Copy editing, coupled with proofreading, provides the final level of polish that makes all the difference in content. It corrects many common errors, including clarity, structure, word usage, and proper citation of sources.

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 the copy contains errors.

If you care about how well your content performs to drive a business forward, it needs to be copy-edited.

So, how does EditorNinja work?

We hire and work with professionally trained copy editors who love editing and making good content great.

Our editors show up every day to work on your content so you can focus on your business or other revenue-generating activities. Then, our Managing Editors review each piece before it comes back to you for review and publishing.

Frequently Asked 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 improve phrasing, tenses, grammar, and more. Copy editing is more than simply looking for typos, it also involves making sure content is on brand through phrasing and adhering to brand guidelines.

Our copy editing services are included with every subscription and include:

  1. Content consistency, so everything is clear to the reader.
  2. Content structure, so it looks professional.
  3. Clarity of words used, because a message not understood doesn’t convert.
  4. Cross references, because things should be properly cited.
  5. Grammar, because people notice it, even subconsciously.
  6. Punctuation, because it matters.
  7. Spelling, because misspellings and errors kill conversions.

Outsource your copy editing to EditorNinja’s professional editors so you can focus on more strategic work.

View Pricing or schedule an Intro Call today to get started.

Every EditorNinja subscription includes copy editing, proofreading, and light line editing to correct for clarity and consistency of copy.

With an EditorNinja subscription, you 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 we edit your content in a timely fashion.

We return most documents in one to two business days once the editor begins editing. Longer documents take a bit longer.

You can always get more content edited per day by adding additional editing lanes or buying a bundle of words in advance to use over time.

If you have a lot of content (80+ pieces per month), let’s talk about a custom arrangement.

We do offer the option for editors to work directly within your CMS, on plans with enough volume.

Book an Intro Call to discuss this need.

We ask every customer to join a shared Slack channel that includes anyone from your side plus the account manager, managing editor, and your primary editor from EditorNinja.

This setup gets all of us out of email and makes communication asynchronous and seamless.

A copy editor’s main job is looking for spelling, grammar, and language issues, as well as ensuring the piece follows the chosen style guide and makes sense overall.

An editor looks at the whole piece and often has subject matter expertise to look for correctness.

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.

Simply put, editing deals with the content and meaning of the document, while 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.

What Do You Need?

More About 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 makes 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, fixes any incomplete sentences, and moves sentences that make more sense in a different order. This is the depth to which EditorNinja goes with copy editing.

Copy Editing Fundamentals

Copy editing’s fundamentals include the following:

  1. Technical editing
  2. Conciseness
  3. Consistency
  4. Correctness
  5. 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.