Line Edit

Editing by Julia A. Weber


Editorial Services for Commercial Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult Fiction

Line Edit

The Line Edit focuses on the writing itself. Its aim is to help you make your writing stronger and tighter. I will look at

 

  • Sentence Structure
  • Word Choice
  • Voice
  • General Style
  • Overused Words
  • Use of Adverbs
  • Use of Description
  • Repetitions
  • Consistency
  • Unnatural Dialogue
  • Flow
  • Confusing Sentences
  • Balance of Action, Narrative, and Dialogue

The Line Edit looks at every single sentence and includes a lot of in-document mark-ups and comments, deletions, and insertions (using MS Word's track changes). I will not comment on plot or characters.

This is the perfect option for those who are confident that the story itself is already in perfect shape. If not, you might end up having to invest in a second round of line edits following a revision or rewrite. That's why I recommend you wait with the Line Edit until you're happy with the content side of your novel.

 

 

Rates:

 

Up to 50,000 words: $500

50,001 - 65,000 words: $600

65,001 - 80,000 words: $700

80,001 - 100,00 words: $800

100,001 - 125,000 words: $900

125,001 words and up: $1,000

 

Please note that I can only agree to do a line edit following a free five-page sample edit. 


Should you like another Line Edit following your revision, I'm happy to offer you a second pass for 30% off the initial rate. 


However, I will need visible MS Word's track changes so I can follow what exactly has changed in your manuscript. If you'd like a different follow-up service, just get in touch for a specific rate.

 

 Timeframe:

I generally try to avoid rushing through a manuscript unless absolutely necessary as I like to make sure I can give a manuscript the time and attention it deserves. That's why I usually ask for 4 weeks for a full edit. A faster turnaround is possible but not guaranteed. However, if necessary, I do offer an "express service". Since such a short turnaround has an enormous impact on my entire schedule, this needs to be discussed in advance and is subject to a surcharge. (Guaranteed 3-week turnaround = +15%; guaranteed 2-week turnaround = +25%; guaranteed 1-week turnaround = +35%) 

If you have any further questions, please take a look at my FAQs or contact me. 



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