Line Editing

.Line editing follows any necessary story restructuring and major revisions. Throughout this critical line by line, sentence by 

sentence review, an editor deletes unnecessary information and modifies confusing information by replacing weak or vague words and phrases with cogent alternatives; resequencing words or sentences for improved flow and clarity; replacing run-on sentences; and tightening up dialogue. Effective line editing ensures that the author’s message is precisely what he or she intends. Line editing must always precede copyediting.


Mary Lib at Perfectly Penned will dissect and analyze your work to ensure that structure and flow, sequencing, and word choice are ideal. Your voice – or those of your characters – will remain as developed, even as edits are made.