WHAT IS LINE EDITING?
Line Editing is the most important form of editing since it checks your basic spelling, grammar, and punctuation while also enhancing the tone, correcting the inconsistency, and styling your writing. The manuscript is read line-by-line so as to make it technically ready for further reviewing or publication.
WHY WOULD I NEED A LINE EDITOR?
Because there’s always a comma you’ve missed or a catchphrase used for the wrong character. A professional line editor scrutinises and corrects the language for proper word usage so your document isn’t filled with overused words or misused words. Replacing and rearranging sentences or phrases will allow your manuscript to adorn its strengths all the more. Not only this, a line editor checks the story for the perfect structuring and transitional phrasing so as to improve the flow of a story and make it more readable.
WHY DO I NEED YOU AS MY LINE EDITOR?
As a self-taught editor, I consider myself to have an understanding of both the basics as well as the practical knowledge of what works best for the story in terms of technicality and language. I’m aware that each story has its own way of being recited and that a set of enforced rules will not allow the story to be told in the best way possible. So I use the basic rules of the English language but work around sentences and phrases and overall structuring by adhering to my mindset as a developmental editor and as a beta reader–understanding what the readers would love to read.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM YOUR LINE EDITING?
From rephrasing sentences to spotting catachresis, your manuscript will be error-free and easier to read without changing your vision.
- Sentence structuring
- Rephrasing sentences in a scene
- Scene frameworks
- Relativity of words
- Grammar and punctuation
- Tense consistency
In addition to all these, you can expect a consistent communication and constructive honesty.
All these can be delivered in a .doc or .pdf file. Plus, the Google Doc would be shared along with the author to keep them posted on the process and for us to reach points of conclusion together.
WHAT WILL YOU READ?
I’m open to editing any and all fictional as well as non-fictional works of any and all demographics [middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult]. My favourites would be science fiction, fantasy, contemporary, literary fiction, realistic fiction, and mystery/thrillers. Since I’m an eclectic reader, I can read and analyse most of the genres so feel free to contact me for further clarification.
I will not read erotic, religious/spiritual, and poetry. Coarse language and few sex scenes are absolutely fine.
HOW MUCH WILL YOU CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE?
My base price is $0.004/word with a minimum word count of 5,000 words or $20. If you’re ordering a rewriting service in the package, there would be an additional charge of $0.005/100 words I write. I also offer discounts on repeat offers or revisions, which can vary but starts at an impressive 25%.
I’m flexible to authors who work on a strict budget so don’t be afraid to contact me for a custom quote. All payments are non-refundable–except for rare cases–and will be done through Paypal* with half the amount being sent before the editing and remaining half after the edits are delivered.
WHAT’S YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?
I work on a schedule so slotting is done according to first come, first serve basis. Also, slots will be awarded only once the first half of the payment is done. Three weeks is the usual time I would take for this service to be fully delivered, since there are quite a few areas that need to be worked on under this. If you’re on a deadline and would like a faster turnaround, you can request so but beware of the additional charges it may cost. Contact me for more details.
CAN I HAVE A SAMPLE EDIT?
Sure! I’m open to providing a sample edit** using the suggestions feature on Google Docs for up to 1000 words.
I WANT YOU AS MY DEVELOPMENTAL EDITOR! WHAT SHOULD I DO?
That’s great! Just fill out this form and wait for me to contact you. If you wish to discuss something first and/or clarify about my service, just send an email to email@example.com [please make sure to add ‘Line Editing’ in the subject of your mail so your email doesn’t go unnoticed.]
Looking forward to working with you!
If you’re someone who prefers to work through third-party platforms when it comes to such services, I also offer my beta reading service as a gig on Fiverr.
**The suggestions provided and errors marked cannot be used or applied on your manuscript while editing if you’ve not availed my service.