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Professional editing helps improve the clarity and consistency of your writing, identifying and removing barriers to readers' understanding before the text is formatted for publication or submission.

Copyediting and Line Editing

Copyediting is sentence-level editing with comprehensive, detailed attention to the following areas:

  • clarity

  • consistency

  • grammar

  • spelling

  • capitalization

  • hyphenation

  • punctation

  • usage of words and phrases

  • appropriateness for the audience

  • numbers

  • quotations

  • acronyms, initialisms, and abbreviations

  • headings and subheadings

  • lists

  • tables and figures

Line editing is sentence- and paragraph-level editing focusing on these things:

  • clarity

  • readability

  • word choice

  • style

  • tone

  • voice

  • flow

  • appropriateness for the audience

There is some overlap between line editing and copyediting, so if you want both, I’ll combine the two services into one stage of editing. Line editing and copyediting take place after the structure and content of your text are in place and before it is formatted for publication.

I use Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature so you can see exactly what changes I’ve made and decide if there are any that you don't want to implement. I also use comments to explain why certain changes were made, make additional suggestions, present multiple options, and ask for clarification when needed.

Ready to move forward?

I would love to hear about your project and goals, then show you how I can help you reach them. Use the contact form below to get started—or just to ask for more information. I can't wait to read what you've written and help you get it ready for its readers!

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