SAMPLE Line Edit


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Looking for an editor with sentence-level expertise but want to make sure we're a good fit before you commit to a full line edit? A sample edit shows you how I work!

I'll correct 1,000 words of your prose, ensuring your narrative and dialogue drive your novel forward and flow well on the page. You can submit any part of your manuscript you prefer: the first 1,000 words of your novel or a specific scene, etc. If it isn't the beginning of your work, feel free to write a short synopsis ( a paragraph or two) to provide context.

What you get: a sample line-by-line edit

I'll edit your 1,000-word sample line by line, word by word. Here's what I'll be looking for:
  • Authenticity of phrasing and word choice in relation to character voice
  • Character-trait consistency
  • Clichés and awkward metaphors
  • Dialogue expression: style, tagging, and punctuation
  • Effectiveness of sentence-level narration
  • Layout 
  • Letter, word, line, and paragraph spacing
  • Pace and flow: special attention to repetition and overwriting
  • Problematic representation, stereotyping, and othering
  • Spelling, grammar, syntax, punctuation, hyphenation, and capitalization
  • Standard document formatting using Word’s styles palette: indentation, paragraph style, section breaks
  • Use of tenses

Where appropriate, I'll write comments in your Word file to explain my decisions.

 NOTE:  After payment successfully processes, please submit your 1,000-word sample to me via email ([email protected]) in MS Word format. If you choose to purchase a line edit of your entire manuscript, I will apply this fee toward the full service.