Line Editing

Golden Rule Line Editing

What is Line Editing?

Line editing looks at the sentence-level elements of your writing including word choice, sentence structure, syntax, grammar, and punctuation. It concentrates on how you have written the story. This is not to be confused with Developmental Editing which looks at the big-picture elements of your work. During line editing, changes are made directly to the manuscript.

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What Does Line Editing Check?

Line editing asks questions such as:

  • Is this written clearly?
  • Is the tense consistent?
  • Are there unnecessary words?
  • Should this sentence be restructured?

Additionally, my line editing comes with your choice of a complimentary 1-page query letter edit or 30-minute author branding phone call. Click Here [link] to explore a sample line edit.

Who Needs Line Editing?

The ideal candidate for line editing will have:

  • Finished a novel or collection of short stories
  • Received a developmental edit from a professional editor
  • Completed story-level revisions
  • Performed a basic self-editing check
  • Formatted their manuscript according to the Submission Guidelines

Not sure if you’re ready to apply? Contact Jeanette [at] GoldenRuleEditing [dot] com to discuss your needs.

How do I Arrange Line Editing?

Line editing is completed on a first come, first served basis. Your manuscript will be scheduled for editing at the first available date. I am often booked several weeks or months in advance. To apply for line editing, please complete the questionnaire and attach a sample of your work. Please format according to the Submission Guidelines. We will then schedule a phone call to discuss your project’s needs. You will receive an exact quote for the project during this call.