Line editing involves changes at the sentence and paragraph levels to improve the flow and impact of the prose. This heavy, low-level editing addresses issues related to clarity, consistency, and concision, while maintaining and highlighting the work's original voice. Line editing emphasizes craft above all else and is crucial to bringing prose up to a professional level.
Includes: edits at the sentence and paragraph levels, delivered using Microsoft Word Track Changes
Proofreading is the final stage of the editing process. It addresses grammatical, spelling, and typographical errors. Proofreading includes changes to make the prose objectively correct and does not address style or substantive issues. Proofreading is available only for manuscripts that meet an acceptable level of cleanness.
Includes: edits for objective correctness, delivered using Microsoft Word Track Changes
Put your manuscript through its paces with a full edit. The process begins with high-level editing and moves down to low-level editing, to strengthen the story and polish the prose. A full edit produces a publication-ready manuscript.
Includes: developmental edit, re-read report, line edit, proofread