Line editing (also known as stylistic editing) focuses on the sentences and paragraphs of your novel. The aim is to improve the artistry of the writing; making sentences, scenes and chapters flow, as well as keeping them grammatically correct and consistent.
This service is designed to amplify the author’s narrative voice, making the meaning behind their words clear whilst ensuring the formatting of those words is industry-ready.
Urban Fantasy, High Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Myths & Legends
Middle Grade and YA: Fantasy, Sci-Fi,
Coming-of-Age and LGBTQ+
Heist / Caper, Adventure, Mystery, Thrillers and Supernatural
Historical Fantasy, Period Romance, Alternate Histories, Retellings
What’s included with a line edit?
As part of the line editing service, I provide standard manuscript formatting and a professional Style Sheet, as well as addressing the below:
Word choices, for more powerful or appropriate vocabulary
Plot, character and timeline inconsistencies (the devil is in the details!)
Point of view issues (focusing on clarity, consistency and effectiveness, etc.)
Errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation
Sentence structure and sentence order (for flow, logic and impact)
Text-based inconsistencies, such as capitalisation, hyphenation,
Basic fact-checking (such as historical dates, geographical facts and brand name spellings)
Ambiguous or confusing phrasing
How much does it cost?
My standard rate for a developmental edit is £0.0045 per word. To make it easier, I’ve put typical breakdowns in the table below.
Please note: Interest-free payment plans are available for all clients, so it is possible to spread the project cost over a 3-month period (or 6-month for repeat clients).
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Not sure Line Editing is for you?
I offer a sample edit of up to 5,000 words. It’s a great opportunity to see how we might work together and there is no obligation to purchase full services. Why not give it a try?