Copy editing is not exactly a breeze; it takes more than simply knowing what “looks right.” I can say this with all truthfulness because I used to believe that my “looks right” decisions were enough to turn sloppy copy into something perfect. I was wrong.
We do sample edits on every single manuscript that comes in, because only when we see the whole thing can we assess how much editing work it will need. We look at all aspects of your work.
I've always found checklists handy, and this one for self-publishing is no exception. If you think I've left something out, let me know so I can add it. Feel free to print this and share with my business name on it. Most important (and do this before you pay anyone to do any work on your book or you'll waste a lot of money)