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Offline Jodic

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Line editing
« on: January 30, 2019, 09:36:35 AM »
Hello All,

I have been told that my manuscript 'language needs polishing', and an inline edit.

Have any of you used an editor for line editing and found that it was beneficial?

Anyone to recommend?

Any information would be fantastic!

Thanks

 

Offline jldelozier

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Re: Line editing
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 09:44:13 AM »
I used Rochelle Deans, who I met on Twitter and this site  (username "simplysmall" ) and was very satisfied. She has a website www.rochelledeans.com

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Re: Line editing
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 10:33:49 AM »
I used Kate Angelella: https://www.angelellaeditorial.com/  I highly recommend her.

I had planned to have her do a developmental edit and then a line edit, but ended up having her do two developmental edits instead, before and after my revision. Although I didn't pay her for a line edit, she ended up making a ton of detailed corrections in my second edit.

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Re: Line editing
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 06:58:59 AM »
Thank you jldelozier and  kaperton for your input as well as the websites for these editors.

I've never done this before. I checked on line for a few, and it's hard to gauge if they will be a good fit for my ms or not. I like the recommendations for sure.

I do know I'll drop a little change on this too, so I want to pick what is best! I'm hoping to learn from their 'red pencil', so I can do a better job catching line edit issues!!!

Jodi

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Re: Line editing
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 01:49:20 PM »
Also, do you know a ballpark cost for line edits for a full ms? I've seen $1000ish. Is this reasonable?

Thanks in advance for any input!

Jodi

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Re: Line editing
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 07:29:41 PM »
It's usually based on word count  - you pay so many cents per word.

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Re: Line editing
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 09:03:42 PM »
Freelance editors will usually do a 2-5 page sample edit for you too - that would be another way to see if they're the right fit for you and tackling what you need.

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Re: Line editing
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 06:47:11 AM »
Thanks everyone for your help with this!!