Line Edit plus Reader Report

Editing by Julia A. Weber


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

Line Edit plus Reader Report

This service includes a full Line Edit as well as a content critique in form of a Reader Report.

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

 

  • 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 Reader Report focuses on the overall strenghts and weaknesses of your manuscript. It identifies all major inssues regarding

 

  • Plot and Plot Holes
  • Characterization and Character Arc
  • Dialogue
  • POVs
  • Voice
  • Setting
  • Pacing
  • Continuity and Inconsistencies

The Line Edit comes with in-document mark-ups and comments, deletions, and insertions (using MS Word's Track Changes), the content critique with an editorial letter.

This is the perfect option for those who want to focus on making their writing shine but also want to rule out any major issues in the novel. This is most likely not the best option for those who have only just completed their first draft as any extensive revisions and rewrites due to big plot issues may mean you will have to invest in a second round of line edits on those changed sections.

 

Rates:

Up to 50,000 words: $575

50,001-65,000 words: $675

65,001-80,000 words: $775

80,001-100,000 words: $875

100,001-125,000 words: $975

125,001 words and up: $1,075

Should you like another Line Edit plus Reader Report 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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