Great question! First, let's look
at what copy editors aren't.
They are not
Professional copy-editors do not scribble red, reprimand your attempts at writing, or remind you in any way of your grade 10 English teacher. There's respect. There's safety. They work with you, not against you. And, as in my case, they thoroughly enjoy doing it.
But what do copy editors do?
The terms light, medium and heavy edit help copy-editors focus and prioritize as they work.
Source: Einsohn, A. (2011). The copy-editor's handbook: A guide for book publishing and corporate communications. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Meet the Editor
I'm Coreen, and I am a copy editor, writer, instructor, digital marketer, and student of PR and Communications for organizations doing positive work in the world.