Line Editing / Copyediting

Line Edit / Copyedit


Once you are satisfied with the overall structure and development of your manuscript, it will then be ready for line editing or copyediting.

Your manuscript will be marked-up with comments, suggestions, additions and deletions using Track Changes in Microsoft Word. A style sheet will also be provided that tracks your story’s timeline, character, settings, unusual words and memorable quotes.

In a line edit, Libby addresses the following:

  • Paragraph flow and transitions
  • Sentence structure
  • Verbosity and redundancy
  • Awkward phrasing
  • Telling versus showing
  • Dialogue flow and authenticity
  • Consistency of point of view, language, character, plot
  • Word choice
  • Grammar, punctuation, spelling
  • Minor developmental issues

In a copyedit, Libby addresses the following:

  • Sentence structure
  • Word redundancy
  • Phrasing
  • Word choice
  • Overall consistency
  • Grammar, punctuation, spelling

Rate: from 2.6 cents per word (AUD)

Turnaround: 2-6 weeks

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Libby is fantastic to work with, a very committed editor with a good eye for detail.

Sarah Hembrow – Publishing Director, Vulpine Press