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Line Editing—Every word plays a role.

A line edit focuses on use of language to communicate your story to your readers. It's purpose is not to identify errors, rather, to ensure clear, fluid language that is pleasurable to read. Without changing the author's voice and writing style, I work through each line of a manuscript and draw your attention to things like overused or extraneous words or sentences, run-on sentences, redundancy, loose dialogue, scene transitions, tone, phrasing, consistency, and other tweaks to help your manuscript sing.

The next step in the editing process is the copy edit.