Line Editing

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Line editing is a process aimed at enhancing the clarity of your draft. It involves reviewing the sentences and providing suggestions for word choice, syntax, and tone. The goal is to ensure that your draft is precise in its selection of words and avoids the use of overused language. We offer recommendations on which words to use and where improvements can be made in word choice. Additionally, we pay attention to the tone of your story, ensuring that it aligns with your intended message. The tone of a story is crucial, especially during intense and climactic scenes.

The most significant aspect of a line edit is rectifying plot and character inconsistencies. This could involve addressing a missing plot point or correcting a mistake with a character. It is essential to ensure that your readers do not encounter discrepancies like Elly's eyes being described as the brightest blue in chapter 1, only to be referred to as emerald green in chapter 18.

It can be challenging for authors to cut sentences or entire passages, but it is necessary for the overall quality of your work. Remember that our editors are offering suggestions, but it is ultimately up to you to decide whether to accept them.

What is Included?

Our comprehensive Line Editing process involves

  • providing marginal comments

  • offering suggestions

  • asking relevant questions

  • Style Sheet

  • Editorial Letter

* For bookings, please contact us with your preferred editing timeline or any other inquiries.


USD 0.020 PW

*Our prices are excl. a 10% tax and is not included in the displayed prices. The prices indicated are PER WORD. To book any of our services, a 25% nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of booking and an additional 25% when we are halfway through your manuscript (you will receive a midpoint overview). If you have any questions about payment methods or payment plans, please visit our FAQ section for more information. Additionally, please note that the approximate turnaround times for our editing services vary depending on the book's word count. Generally, a 50,000-word book will be edited sooner than a 120,000-word book. We will discuss and agree upon the total number of weeks needed to edit your book before starting the process, allowing you to make an informed decision.

This information is crucial for understanding the prices offered. It is important to note that all of our prices are stated in Australian dollars (AUD). The other currencies provided are for informational purposes only and should be considered as approximate values. The final price displayed on your quote may vary due to the constantly fluctuating exchange rates between your currency and the Australian dollar. However, once you receive a quote, the price will remain the same from that point onwards.

Line Editing $0.030 PW - Turnaround Time: from 6 weeks

GBP 0.016 PW

EUR 0.018 PW

CAD 0.026 PW

INR 1.63 PW

*Please be aware that our team of editors and proofreaders consists of human beings, which means that there is a possibility of overlooking mistakes, typos, or any other errors during the editing process. Despite our utmost efforts to eliminate any issues, we cannot guarantee that your book will be completely error-free. We assure you that we will always strive to provide the highest quality editing services, but there is a small chance that some errors might be missed.