The samples below give you an idea of my line editing style, and they also show you the bedrock of copyediting: enforcing mechanical consistency according to particular style guides. Across the three samples, the degree of line editing changes, but the mechanical edits remain the same.
Please feel free to specify the level of copyediting you desire when you contact me about a copyediting project.
ABOUT THE SAMPLE TEXT
The CD liner notes featured in these editing samples were written by a professional pianist with advanced degrees, and reflect the light academic style typical of many classical music CD liner notes. They are used here with the author's permission.
I will fix any outright errors and ignore minor "infelicities." When it comes to more complicated problems (e.g., wordy or convoluted patches), you want me to point them out and let you fix them on your own.
There are some problematic patches. You want me to offer suggestions for how to revise them, maybe fix the occasional patch that is relatively easy to fix, but leave the more complicated rewriting to you.
There are still a fair number of wordy, convoluted, or confusing patches in the manuscript. You want me to rewrite them for you.