What does this form of editing include?
This form of editing includes a lot of notes and tracked changes within the body of the manuscript.
I work on:
- The readability, language, and paragraph structure
- Clichés, jargon, and redundancies
- Overused words and phrases
- Consistency with quotations
- Rearranging sentences and paragraphs
- Adverb use
- Passive voice
- Confusing sentences
- Over or under describing
- Awkward dialogue
- Run-on sentences
- Repeating the same information in different ways
- Dialogue or paragraphs that can be tightened
- Unclear scene transitions
- Confusing character actions
- Unclear meaning
- Unnatural phrasing
- Parts of the novel that don’t read
- Bland language
- Words or phrases to use instead of… (to clarify or intensify meaning)
- Correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax
- Consistency in spelling, hyphenation, numerals, fonts, and capitalization
- Flag ambiguous or factually incorrect statements
- Flag concerns with the plot, setting, and characters
Why choose manuscript editing over other forms of editing?
With manuscript editing, you’re getting the best of both worlds. You receive a light line-edit as well as a light copy-edit allowing your novel to shape into the best novel it can be. This is also a more affordable editing option than doing separate line-edits and copy-edits.
What is not included in the edit?
This is a stylistic/line edit as well as a basic copy-edit. This does not include any developmental editing. For more information on developmental editing click here.
If you want to know more about the difference between a line edit and a copy edit, read this article.