Line/Copy Editing

Rate starting at $0.02/word

I offer a combination of line editing and copy editing for drafts that have a clear message but need a bit of help with flow and readability. This two-round edit can be fairly heavy-handed if major sentence restructuring is needed. With line/copy editing, I will:

  • revise/restructure sentences to help make your book easier to read and follow

  • check for proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation

  • ensure voice, tone, and style remain consistent

  • suggest new words that add "oomph" while sharing the same message

  • fact-check names, places, dates, and other facts

  • encourage you to cite your sources when necessary


Along with an edited manuscript, you'll receive a personalized style sheet that details the main style and grammar rules I follow (in accordance with the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style) as well as a comprehensive list of manuscript-specific terms with their proper spelling and capitalization.