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Copyediting/Line Editing

Copy/Line editing. I will edit your manuscript thoroughly and carefully with a focus on organization, structure, transitions, redundancy, awkward construction, excessive use of passive voice, wordiness, logic, tone, and more, while at the same time keeping an eye on spelling, grammar, punctuation, style, usage, sentence structure, sentence  and paragraph length issues. This service is an interactive process between you and your copy editor—me. Working together, your manuscript will be elevated to the level necessary for publication.

(Note: It is highly recommended that after investing time and money into copyediting and revisions, that you have your manuscript professionally proofread. Sign on for both editing and proofreading, and receive a substantial discount in additional to a well-polished manuscript.)


Proofreading. This service is customarily the next stage for a manuscript after it has been copyedited. This is that crucial, final step, that last review of your manuscript before you head off to have it published. If you invested in yourself and your manuscript by enlisting my copyediting services, this is now when I will proofread your manuscript (at a discount) for typos, spelling, grammar, punctuation, usage, and style issues that slipped by while rewrites and edits were taking place.

If before coming to Newmanuscripts, you already edited, rewrote, edited, rewrote, and edited your manuscript to the point you can’t stand the thought of doing it one more time, and now you’re looking for a set of professional eyes to proofread your piece before you head off to the presses, then this is the service for you.

Sample Editing

Let’s go for a test drive! Before accepting any client, any manuscript, I have found it invaluable to the prospective client and myself to make sure we are compatible and both of our efforts will reap the highest reward. This is easily achieved by you submitting a sample piece that will allow you to assess whether the service I provide is what you are looking for, and it allows me the opportunity to address big picture issues and even the dreaded possibility that your manuscript isn’t quite as ready for the edit process as originally thought.

The sample piece should be the first six to eight pages (1,500 to 2,000 words) of your project and for a nominal test ride fee, I will do a thorough copyedit/line edit which will give us an idea of how our ride might go.

All submissions must be in standard manuscript format (download submission guidelines/template here SUBMISSION GUIDELINES-FIRSTPAGETEMPLATE):

  • Times New Roman, 12-point
  • Double-spaced, left-justified, one space after periods
  • Paragraphs indented using Word formatting tools
  • Header (last name/title/page number)

editor, manuscript, Newmanuscript, authors, writing, writers, proofreadingIf you are interested in Newmanuscripts looking at your work for possible editing or proofreading, please submit a sample of your work and we will confidentially review it. Or just call us if you have any questions at