I will line edit up to 1,000 words

line edit up to 1,000 words

About This Gig

Is your writing style clear and comprehensible? Does it flow well? Does it create atmosphere? Evoke emotion? Is the tone suitable for the content?

A line edit will give you the answers to these questions and more. Unlike a developmental edit, which looks at the overall structure of your work, and a copyedit, which considers the technical aspects of spelling, grammar and punctuation, a line edit covers the middle ground.

During a line edit, I will look at your work on a sentence-by-sentence and paragraph-by-paragraph level. As well as highlighting style and tone issues, I will alert you to more insidious issues, such as:
  • run-on sentences
  • overused, cliched or 'sticky' language
  • characterization, dialogue, and plot issues
  • confusing language or jargon
  • telling rather than showing
  • pacing, and 
  • weak or melodramatic language

Your file will be delivered as a Word document with inline comments and tracked changes, so you can choose to accept or reject suggested changes. 

I also have a gig extra for worksheets that will help you practice to improve and overcome identified issues.