Line Editing

Line editing is also called substantive copyediting.

I provide a free sample edit of around 1000 words (4 double-spaced pages). This will give me a better sense of your editing needs and help you decide whether I’m a good fit for for you.

While editing, I analyze the organization of each sentence and paragraph. (Organization on a broader scale involves developmental editing).

  • I highlight the strengths of your work.
  • I analyze sentence structure and rhythm and ensure that each paragraph flows smoothly.
  • I offer suggestions on clarity, conciseness, and consistency.
  • I make recommendations on word choice and avoiding repetitive or overused words.

I make these revisions while preserving the meaning, voice, and style of the manuscript. I also thoroughly edit for mechanical issues, including:

  • grammar
  • spelling
  • punctuation
  • capitalization
  • sentence structure
  • word usage
  • consistency in presentation of numbers, hyphenation, and abbreviations

I also provide an editorial letter highlighting some of the strengths of your manuscript and discussing my recommended revisions.

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