Does Your Book Need a Line Edit?

Line editing with The Writing Consultancy

Line editing is the smoothing and polishing stage of editing. It is very much sentence-level editing, however, the focus is less about the inaccuracies of the actual writing (although the basic elements of the copyedit are covered where it has an impact on pace and clarity) and more about the way story is communicated to your reader.

A line edit will ensure clarity and readbility, and will turn your great story idea into a perfectly executed novel. Better still, you will be able to see how those changes have been made. By seeing what the editor does to your writing, you will not only learn what needs attention, but exactly how to rectify it, strengthening your writing and self-editing skills.

Line editing with The Writing Consultancy
  • Consistent characterisation & character voice
  • Writing style, exposition and narrative
  • Clunky or unnatural sounding dialogue
  • Flow and clarity – including overwriting
  • Pace and tension – including show don’t tell
  • Sentence structure
  • Consistency of language use
  • Point of view and head-hopping
  • Tense
  • Timelines
  • Grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax

Fill out the form to find out the cost of a line edit. You are under no oblligation to go ahead and one of our team will be in touch with editor details, current timescales and fees.