Line Editing & Copyediting

Line Editing is also called substantive copyediting. I provide thorough copyediting, including revisions to correct:

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Sentence structure
  • Word usage
  • Consistency in presentation of numbers, hyphenation, and abbreviations

I also analyze the manuscript, highlighting some of its strengths, and make edits, comments, and suggestions in these areas:

  • Sentence structure and rhythm and ensuring that each paragraph flows smoothly
  • Clarity and consistency
  • Clear and consistent use of point of view
  • Use of active vs. passive voice
  • Precise and varied word choices
  • Anything else that might distract readers from your story

Light Copyediting is usually provided after developmental or line editing. It includes:

  • Sentence structure and rhythm and ensuring that each paragraph flows smoothly
  • Clarity and consistency
  • Clear and consistent use of point of view
  • Use of active vs. passive voice
  • Precise and varied word choices
  • Anything else that might distract readers from your story