Copyedit/Line Edit

“I’ve reached that final moment of editing a book—the one where the text manifests as a living breathing person and starts slugging me in the face. ” – Richard Due

A copyedit concentrates on grammar, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of style.

Duplications, deletions, typos, punctuation, spacing, and grammar are all analyzed at this level according to the preferred style sheet/manual of style. If a preferred style guide is not requested, The Chicago Manual of Style will be used. Spelling is adapted to the English variation of the author’s choice (British English, American English, etc.), with a focus on internal consistency. Your copyedit also checks for consistency of mechanics and internal consistency of facts (character names, relationships, anachronisms, timelines). EditElle does not offer a seperate line edit service, so there are additional stylistic elements to this edit through the adjustment of the length and structure of sentences and paragraphs with a focus on coherence, flow, voice, and level of formality. EditElle wants to ensure that your manuscript is as clean as possible and meticulously reads each letter, space, and mark of punctuation throughout the body of the story as well as the front and back matter, chapter titles and cover. This is considered to be the last edit before formatting the manuscript.

Price: $0.015/word CAD – $0.02/word CAD

*The frequency of errors determines your status of a “heavy” or “light” copyedit, and will be determined through your sample edit.*

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"It was an overwhelming experience on my own but she supported me beyond
what I imagined an editor would. Her suggestions challenged me to improve the way I told my
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~Hope Whitaker

"I began working with Elle early into my self-publishing career and it has been one of my biggest blessings as an author."

"She has been a pillar in building my craft as my editor, my coach, and at times as a confidant.
I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for Elle's patience, expertise, and advice.  She's always speedy with her responses and emails, encouraging when I've felt discouraged, and praised me when I questioned my growth.
I've come to learn how incredibly important it is to have a trusting relationship with your editor, and Elle is one of my first points of contact whenever I need guidance in a novel. I am thankful everyday for hiring her when I was a baby author trying to get my sea legs, and look forward to working with her again!"

"Elle’s work is fast and precise and she has a killer eye for detail.

“Her edits snapped my prose into line, trimmed the fat, and helped my story shine. I can’t wait to work with her again!”

- S.C. Jensen

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 "From big picture plotting to getting the voice of a character right through word choice, she is helpful and encouraging, making sure my work is the best it can be for where I'm at in my author journey."

- Daphne James Huff

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Winning your edit on Instagram made me sit down and write this book that had been brooding in my head. Thank you for working your magic.

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She's asked me some surprising yet thought provoking questions that have really got me thinking about my ideas and characters and deepened the world I'm creating.

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Elle's guidance, advice and patience put me at ease. I felt like I was still in command of my own creativity and my belief in my story and my ability to write well was reignited again. . . . Thank you, EditElle, for editing my very first manuscript and many more to come.

In the words of the great Stephen King “To write is human, To edit is divine.”

- Jodie Rawle, Muriwai, New Zealand

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Her feedback and suggestions assisted me in giving the story a more overall, consistent flow. Elle was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. As my writing career progresses, I look forward to continuing to utilize Elle's editing services.

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