‘Copy’ is any text to be published, from a company report to a novel to a T-shirt slogan. Copyediting is the professional help you get to make your text ready for publication.

Copyediting focuses on the detail of a text: agreeing final content, making sure it reads well for its intended purpose, and applying consistency to the language and formatting. Once a text has been copyedited it is ready for the next stage: design and layout.