It's incredibly rewarding to dig into a manuscript, really get to know an author's voice, and collaborate on producing a top-notch, polished book. Copyediting is about knowing (or knowing when to look up!) the rules and nailing the details, yes, but it's ultimately about helping a writer produce their very best work.
"Copyeditor Brittany Smail not only possesses an eagle eye that saved me from countless errors and inconsistencies, but she imposed order on a tangled mess of endnotes—I am so grateful for her help." —Michael Stewart Foley, author of Citizen Cash
Some of the books I've had the privilege of copyediting: