Developmental, Line, and Copy Editing to Make Your Manuscript Sing

Two heads are always better than one. Also, when you’re too close to what you’re working on, it’s hard to see what needs to be done. This is where editors come in.

An editor can help you develop your ideas into an outline or manuscript. If you already have a draft, an editor can also help you organize its contents, trim its fat, and add critical but missing elements. An editor can also work with you to spruce up your paragraphs and sentences. The first two of these tasks fall under developmental editing, while the third one constitutes line editing. Lastly, there is copy editing, which herds commas, scans for and fixes grammatical errors, and makes sure a manuscript conforms to a certain set of style guidelines.

I absolutely love developmental editing and line editing. It’s satisfying to help someone clearly and powerfully tell their tale. But copy editing matters, too, and I carry this type of editing out equally carefully.

My rates depend upon the type of editing and the project.

Please contact me using the form below and we can discuss your project over email and/or Zoom or Skype. I can then give you a sample edit and a quote.