Line Editing Services FAQ

Blue Handle Publishing

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a line edit cost?
    Depends on the editorial service, but it can range from cents per word.
  • What is the difference between line editing and copyediting?
    Line editing is a little more detailed and precise and takes style into account while copy editing focuses primarily on spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • How do I find a line editor?
    Book Puma
  • What is line and copy editing?
    Line editing is a little more detailed and precise and takes style into account while copy editing focuses primarily on spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • What is the difference between copy editing and developmental editing?
    Developmental editing takes into account the arc of the story versus focusing on grammar and punctuation
  • How long does a line edit take?
    It depends on the length of the manuscript and the quality of it. Some can go quick 1-2 weeks. Others can take longer. You want it to be close to perfect, editing and writing, isn’t about speed. Though efficiency should be expected. 
  • How do I hire a professional editor?
    Book Puma
  • What is the best editing software for writers?
    There are some out there, it depends on your level of expertise.
  • What is a professional editor?
    One who gets paid to edit manuscripts and other written works
  • What are the 5 major types of edits? (actually 6)
    Developmental Editing. (Also called: conceptual editing or manuscript appraisal.) | Evaluation Editing. (Also called: manuscript critique or structural edit) | Content Editing. (Also called: substantive editing or full editing.) | Line Editing. (Also called: stylistic edit or comprehensive edit.) | Copyediting. | Proofreading.

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