Is a Line Edit Right
A line edit is perfect for when your story elements are solid, but you need line-by-line assistance such as polishing dialogue so each character speaks distinctly, cleaning up narrative exposition so it’s both evocative and succinct, and ensuring each sentence jumps off the page and grabs the reader.
Line editing includes fixing some grammar, updating POV, and correcting inconsistent tense. Although typos and minor formatting issues will be addressed when noted, the focus of a line edit is to elevate the narrative while maintaining the authors voice, and it’s recommended that you have your manuscript copy edited or proofread before publishing.
If you’re concerned that the storytelling style isn’t working and will stop your words from resonating with your reader, a line edit is right for you.