Line editing (also known as stylistic editing) is sentence-level editing focusing on how well your story or message is communicated to readers. My goal is to help you express your ideas in the most effective way possible.
For all manuscripts, line editing includes editing each line in your text for clarity, flow, style, tone, and voice. I also flag run-on sentences, overused words, clichés, awkward wording, vague or flat sentences, mixed metaphors, redundancies, purple prose, and more. Improved readability is crucial to an engaging experience for readers.
For fiction, I copyedit book-length (50,000 words or more) thriller, mystery, historical fiction, and speculative fiction (science fiction and fantasy) manuscripts. I do edit graphic novels, visual novel and narrative game scripts, and comics (web or print) sometimes, too.
For nonfiction, I copyedit essays and articles about anthropology, archaeology, and history; constructed languages (conlangs); death and grieving across cultures; international humanities and art history; and travel.
I charge by the project, but my rates typically fall within the range of $0.015 to $0.021 USD per word. The amount charged for editing any given project may vary from what is charged for another project due to differences in project scope, subject complexity, writing quality, deadline considerations, and other factors.
I do complete two editing passes per round of edits. The second pass usually takes me half the time it takes to complete the first pass. Please contact me directly for a customized estimate for your project or samples of my work.
Please be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions page as well as the Terms and Conditions page for additional information. If I cannot help you for any reason, I will gladly refer you to another reputable professional that will better suit your project’s needs.