Q: What is the difference between proofreading and copyediting?
Contrary to popular belief, copyediting and proofreading are not synonymous.
While editing does naturally involve proofreading, simple proofreading does not equal copyediting.
Many editing services separate the two and apply individual rates; I don’t. To me, copyediting is copyediting. Any quality editing job involves proofreading simply as a matter of course. For this reason, I charge a flat hourly rate for my copyediting work.
The amount you will pay, then, will depend on the extent of work needed.
Q: What is referencing?
Especially in the academic world, different disciplines (psychology, history, business, etc) have unique style requirements for writing and referencing. I am versed in APA (American Psychological Association), MLA (Modern Language Association), and Chicago/Turabian, and have ready access to many others.
Q: What is fact-checking?
Unless you’re writing a personal journal consisting of your thoughts, opinions, and ideas, you should strive to make anything that you write to share with others as accurate as possible.