Line Editing

Write sentences that pack a punch.

A line editor works on a draft that has already been through developmental editing and beta readers. They make sure the tone and style of your writing is correct for the audience and genre. They pay attention to clarity, point of view, tense shifts, and emotional power on a sentence level. I see line editing as a sentence-level extension of developmental editing. My goal? To help you communicate plot, theme, and character development through each single word, phrase, description, and dialogue.

If you’re confused about how line editing differs from copy editing and proofreading, take a look at this excellent article!


One Pass

I’ll take a single pass through the whole document.

.0065 cents per word.

Two Passes

One pass of the whole document PLUS a second “spot” pass, focusing on places you’ve fixed according to my feedback that you want me to look at again.

.008 cents per word

Available Dates 2022

  • February 20 – March 2
  • April 1-10
  • April 11-21
  • April 22-31
  • May 1-10
  • May 11-21
  • May 22-31
  • June 1-10
  • June 11-21
  • June 22-30

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