Line Edit

Line editing involves looking at the structure of each sentence, or “line,” of the manuscript for clarity, stylistic choices, and word choices. This is where an editor will weed out repetitious sections, and clichés and overused phrases, as well as make suggestions on how to give the same feel or meaning by rewording or using different phrasing. Line edits can also involve moving sections of text to make the overall flow of the manuscript smoother or clearer for the reader.

Feedback for line edits are usually made in-text within the manuscript, but might also include editorial notes if grammatical, punctuation, and usage errors are consistent.