You've written your ideas down on the page, but you need a professional editor to review your manuscript in order to ensure that your grammar, style, and syntax are clear. Your goal is maximum clarity, and so is ours. Since 2002, we've been providing line editing for style and voice to writers in exactly your position, helping to ensure that they successfully publish the manuscripts they've worked hard––sometimes for years––to research, write, and revise. Let us be your final revision.
We will ensure that the final draft you receive from us is completely ready to publish or turn in and will work with you until it's ready or refund your payment.
What Line Editing Covers
Our intensive line editing service provides a focus on clarity, grammar, style, and voice. Compared to our copy editing service, which focuses solely on grammar and proofreading, line editing addresses problems on the sentence level that affect your writing's clarity and, in turn, your reader's ability to grasp your arguments and intention. Fulfilling the traditional role of a publishing house line editor, our line editing service addresses the following elements of style to provide your audience with a smooth reading experience (download a sample in Word here):
- Grammar & Syntax: Incorrect or vague grammar and syntax can easily confuse the reader, slowing down the reading process and limiting your audience's comprehension of your work. At worse, unclear grammar and syntax can make it appear that the premises of your writing are incoherent or unsound. When line editing your manuscript for logic and grammar, we correct subject-verb agreement, pronoun referents, run-on and fragmented sentences, weak verb usage, and other fatal grammatical mistakes.
- Structural Coherence: An unclear structure can make it appear that the premises and logic of your writing are unsound. In this phase of manuscript editing, we add paragraph and sentence transition phrases if they are needed, which strengthens the link between ideas, helping to ensure that your argument provides coherent support for your original conclusions.
- Style & Voice: Included with line editing is editing for style and voice. In this phase of editing, we eliminate awkward or vague words and phrases and replace them with elegant and precise ones. This step in our manuscript editing service adds clarity to the connections between ideas in your book or article.
- Proofreading: In the proofreading stage of our line editing service, we complete a final pass over your manuscript for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and other minor errors that can be easily overlooked, such as misplaced periods and extra spaces.
We've been providing highly regarded editing, proofreading, and document formatting services since 2002, and we look forward to helping you more clearly communicate your ideas today.