Copy & Line Editing

Feel confident that your writing is clear, your words flow, and your ideas pop

Professional editing enables you to connect effectively with writing that works. 

An intensive line-by line review to help your prose fire on all fronts.

An eagle-eye review of the technical elements of your writing.  

~ NOTE: Ink Blotter is currently offering copy and line editing services for non-fiction projects only ~

Not sure if your manuscript is where it needs to be in terms of
argument, conceptual clarity, or overall structure?

Consider a Manuscript Analysis.

 

Line Editing

In-depth, line-by-line editing is all about refining your prose and making sure that it resonates with your intended audience.

At Ink Blotter, Elena K. Abbott transforms your prose so it sounds just like you'd hoped — in your voice.

  • Improve the flow and pacing of your prose

  • Eliminate redundancies and inconsistencies

  • Clarify concepts and ensure continuity

  • Smooth out awkward sentences

  • Copy edit to polish and perfect​

Who is it best for?

Authors who have already resolved the big stuff—who feel confident about the big picture and are ready to work on the prose. 

Pricing:

 

From $0.04–$0.07 per word

 

"Elena was exceedingly helpful as an editor in the final stages of my book publishing. Her work was incredibly timely, polished, and skillful. She worked with me through very frustrating technological circumstances and provided me with unmatched support, technical advice, and professional guidance. She was readily available to me to answer any questions or work through concerns. In short, Elena gave me the tools not only to complete an important project, but also guided me to feel more confident and proud of the book manuscript in the end."

—Crystal Webster,

Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: African American Children in the Antebellum North (University of North Carolina Press, 2021)

Copy Editing

When it's time for that final pass...

  • Who It's For

    • Are you sending your work to an agent or publisher?
       

    • Are you submitting your finalized book or journal article to the press?
       

    • Are you self-publishing your manuscript?

    For authors whose work needs to be in pristine condition, copy editing is a must.

  • What It's For

    • Catch faulty grammar and correct spelling and usage errors
       

    • Ensure capitalization and spelling preferences are consistent throughout
       

    • Ensure adherence to preferred style guidelines

    Copy editing produces polished prose free of pesky and distracting technical errors.

Pricing:

From $0.025—$0.05 per word

Nobody likes a messy manuscript.

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