Line & Copy Edits

Smoothing & Correcting Stage



It’s hard to separate line and copy edits. These are paragraph-sentence-level edits. This edit determines if a paragraph, sentence, or word is necessary as well as

  • Ensure your tenses are consistent
  • text is clear, logical, and coherent.
  • Make sure structure is easy to follow.
  • Guidance to set tone that is appropriate to the material, audience, and purpose.
  • spelling, grammar, and punctuation are consistent and correct.
  • Scan for redundancies and repetitious words and remove them.
  • Find awkward phrasing and rewrite.