During the Copyediting stage, the editor assigns a copyeditor to edit the submission files.
The copyeditor, who is often a professional, will align the writing style with your editorial guidelines, improve the quality and clarity of the writing, fix any grammar, and get the submission ready for conversion to a publication format.
This is the last stage before you generate publication-ready formats such as PDFs and ePubs. If you do not have the resources to hire a professional copyeditor, use this stage to take a close look at the material, check any facts, correct any errors, and communicate with the author to clarify any points of confusion.
The Copyediting stage provides four panels for managing the copyediting process.
There's only one editorial decision available to editors at this stage. If you decide to decline a submission at this late stage, you can do so by going back to a previous stage.
Send to Production: The editor can send the submission to the Production stage when final copyedited files are ready. Any files in the Copyedited panel will automatically be forwarded unless the editor chooses not to send them.