Line Editing and Copyediting
When line editing, I go through your manuscript line by line, word by word, to help your voice shine brightly and your ideas flow logically and clearly. I address issues of style continuity, fix awkward phrases and grammatical mistakes, make the details of your text consistent, catch obvious typos, and perhaps shift small pieces of text around for clarity.
When copyediting, I also make sure all the tiny details of your manuscript align with the style guide (like Chicago Manual of Style or AP Stylebook) appropriate to your work and your publishing venue. I know the rules, but I also understand the importance of breaking them, so I copyedit flexibly and judiciously, always in the service of your writing and your voice.
This is essential work after all of the substantive writing and editing is finished. It’s like tightening the joints holding the legs onto the table, sanding out the nicks in the top, and giving the whole thing a new coat of varnish so it gleams.
Offered for nonfiction only.