Line-editing involves a thorough exploration of the text, checking for tone, style, consistency and also looking for places where a minimal amount of rewriting or reorganising can improve the effect of the whole.
The line-editor is a creative partner whose job begins when you have written and revised your work as far as you feel able. The line editor will focus his or her awareness on the overarching themes, plotlines, characters and narrative turns of your work. The contribution of this fresh pair of eyes may be small in quantity but significant in effect.
Line editing focuses on the clarity and effectiveness of your writing, asking questions such as:
Is there too much telling and not enough showing?
Are any sentences awkward or confusing or simply not working hard enough?
Is there scope to tighten up any sentences or paragraphs?
Do any of the characters' motivations need to be made clearer?
Are any phrases a little lazy or cliché?
Is there any unintentional repetition?
Could a different choice of words heighten the emotional impact?
David Smith, a partner in Annette Green Authors' Agency and The Creative Writing Consultancy is our chief copy-editor. He has been copy-editing for over three decades. He remains in awe of the writer's skill and is committed to offering his first class support, assistance, imagination and experience to a project.
Price and Details
Depending on the extent of work required, we charge between £4.00 to £7.00 per 1,000 words.
Also depending on the length of the material, corrected copy will be returned in 7 to 14 days.
We work on word documents using the Track Changes function to make it easy for you to accept or reject alterations.
Please email all enquiries to
We accept cheques made payable to Annette Green Authors' Agency. Please send them to:
Creative Writing Consultancy, 5 Henwoods Mount, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4BH.
Or pay by direct bank to bank transfer to Account Number 92033437 Annette Green Authors' Agency, Sort Code: 40-44-37 (HSBC)