I came across this webpage a while back (like, years back) and thought it made a great case for why a copyeditor is needed for any work that is published—whether by a major publishing company or on a small business’s website. Even copyeditors have their work edited. Case in point: I asked a fellow copyeditor to edit this website before it went live.
My favorite quote from the reading comes toward the end:
“Copy-editing is more than correcting typos, and it’s also more than the sum of what I have detailed above. It will leave your prose clearer, more engaging and more readable, and to my mind it isn’t optional for any published work.”
Enjoy the read!
Copy-Editors: What They Really Do