What is Line Editing?

Line editors focus in from the big picture to the moving parts that create it. It’s the next step in the revision process as writers define their narrative. Once the story’s structure has been determined, authors and editors work together to focus on how the story is told page by page and line by line.

Try the following line editing tips to improve your writing:

  • Make sure each sentence contains necessary words only.
  • Analyze the narrative structure’s syntax to ensure optimal language use.
  • Dissect dialogue and word choice to determine its accuracy in character and plot development.
  • Read the work out loud to hear how it sounds.

When considering book editor services, it’s best to first decide if you need a line editor or developmental editor. Line editing helps you strengthen a mansucript that is already near complete. The line editing process ensures crisp and clear prose that will make your work stand out.

Line editing services are also called stylistic editing. The purpose of line edits is to enhance an author’s unique style so that it comes across clearly to their audience. Most often, line editors pose questions and suggestions to clarify a writer’s intention.

Meagan Kimberly’s line editing rates include video chat conferences with the author to facilitate open communication between editor and client. Her book line editor services also offer the writer the option to use a shared Google Document for collaborative editing. She also accepts emailed manuscripts to communicate via track changes and comments in a Word document.

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