Line Editing

Line Editing

Line editing focuses on the author’s book/document as a whole document. This style of editing focuses on the author’s voice, his or her writing style, and well as their style of writing. These editors are detail-oriented and precise in their editing process because they have the ability to see the “bigger picture” of the author’s book/document. Line editing is less of a copy edit and more of a developmental edit.

This type of editor evaluates the book for its intended purpose in regard to readability and consistency of the language. All books/documents remain confidential. These will neither be shared nor shared without the author’s permission. This editing package does not check for grammar or punctuation; please order the copy editing package. This package also does not do a thorough developmental edit; please order the developmental editing package.

This package is suitable for the following documents:

  • All genres of fiction/non-fiction, short stories and chapbooks. This further includes novellas and novelettes.
  • Books for children and YA.
  • Blog posts. (Include multiple blog posts in one document for easy editing.)
  • Newspaper/magazine articles.
  • Business documents (cover letters, press releases, speeches, etc.).
  • Poetry.
  • Scripts for YouTube.
  • Academic and non-academic essays (Please let me know which citation you’re using when you order.)
  • Reviews: books, products, movies, etc.
  • Content intended to be published via social media.
  • One free revision.

Line editing includes:

  • Rewriting confusing sentences/paragraphs to clarify their meaning better for the reader.
  • Removing any clichés or jargon from the book/document.
  • Reducing wordiness and repetition in the document, thereby tightening the language and making it more concise.
  • Evaluation of sentence structure in regard to fragments, run-on sentences, overused transitions and lengthy sentences.
  • Dialogue which lacks dialogue tags or has too many dialogue tags present.
  • Correction of passive voice to active voice.
  • Assessment of word choice and whether the word used is incorrect. For instance, using the wrong version of to/too/two.
  • Assisting the author in maintaining and developing a strong author voice.
Word CountDelivery SpeedPriceDelivery Time
1 - 1,000Regular
2 days
1 day
1,001 - 2,500Regular
2 days
1 days
2,501 - 5,000Regular
4 days
2 days
5,001 - 10,000Regular
7 days
4 days
10,001 - 15,000Regular
7 days
5 days
15,001 - 25,000Regular
10 days
5 days
25,001 - 50,000Regular
10 days
7 days
50,001 - 75,000Regular
14 days
10 days
75,001 - 100,000Regular$75021 days
100,001 - 150,000Regular$1,00030 days

**Please contact me if you have documents/books larger than 150,000 words. All documents should be sent in either .doc or .docx format. I use Microsoft track changes.
**Please be aware this package does not include manuscript formatting.

Note: Delivery time includes the time of which I start work on your document. All holidays, nights and weekends are excluded from delivery time. Please contact me prior to ordering. One week is equivalent to five business days (Mon-Fri). I am in the Central Time Zone of the United States.