Line edits are an essential style edit. Some editors refer to these as copy edits. Line edits primarily focus on your word choice, word usage, flow, pacing, and structure of your sentences. If you said the word tepid twice in three paragraphs, a line edit will catch it.
Changes are made in-text via Word’s Track Changes. Please send your manuscript as a Word or Google Doc, 12 pt, Times New Roman, 1” margins, double spaced.
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Meet the Editors
Carrie loves the entire process of publishing a novel—from developing that brand new, exciting idea to formatting the words to look perfect on the page.She is sometimes intimidated by editing her own words, but she loves to read other writers’ works in progress to help make them the best they can be. Read More
Young Adult Fantasy Dystopian Romcom
Dark Horror Heavy Sci-Fi Erotica
Veronica Vega is a writer and freelance line and developmental editor who has worked with experienced authors and publishing houses in various genres; though romance and YA are particularly close to her heart. She’s also a sensitivity reader dedicated to reducing harmful content in both fiction and non-fiction.Read More
Stefanie Molina is a book coach who helps writers work through their mindset blocks and complete the novels of their dreams. At Salt & Sage, she’s a sensitivity reader who’s obsessed with learning and sharing knowledge, and often finds herself on mental tangents without any idea how she arrived there… Read More
Fantasy Historical fantasy Historical Fiction Cozy Mysteries Romcoms Middle Grade YA Urban fantasy Romance Thriller Mystery Mythology Contemporary
Jeigh is a copy editor with several years of experience. She is super quick and super accurate. Her fiction placed first in the LDStorymakersRead More
Young adult regency middle grade fantasy
Nicole is a passionate storyteller and consumer of stories. She particularly loves building complex worlds and developing compelling characters.Read More
Candice has dedicated her life to words. Initially she had dreams of going to medical school, but when she was faced with the choice of Inorganic Chemistry or taking a Creative Writing class, she ran screaming from the science lab and into the amazing world of creative fiction.Read More
Sci-fi thrillers horror literary fiction sociology
Mandy reads, writes, and does yoga in the cracks between all that drives life on a tiny, wanna-be homestead in Southern Utah. She has a knack for getting to the heart of a manuscript’s needs, drawing on a well-honed approach to character, story, and world development. Whether it’s surface cracks or deep gorges, she’s itching to help you fill them!Read More
YA contemporary YA Speculative YA Fantasy YA Sci-Fi Dystopian Magical Realism Alternate History Post-Apocalyptic Steampunk Contemporary Romance Romcom Middle Grade Adult Literary Women's Fiction Inspirational Non-Fiction
Slasher horror Erotica Epic Fantasy Heavy Sci-Fi Regency Romance
Julia has nearly 20 years of editing experience, with strengths in character arcs and story structure. She’s also talented atRead More
Historical Regency Contemporary Women's Fiction Sweet Romance Sweet romcom YA Contemporary Historical Romance memoir
Thais Carreira Afonso
Thais is a neurodivergent, Brazilian lesbian. She currently lives in Rio and works as editor in the education industry. She has been working as a professional editor for almost five years, and before that, she was already a beta reader for various friends’ fanfiction. Currently, she helps fellow authors polish their work as a critique partner and beta reader. Read More
Erotica Literary Fiction Queer Romance Romance fantasy women's fiction upmarket contemporary
Trinica is currently on hiatus.
Trinica Sampson is a writer and freelance editor with experience as an Editorial Assistant at Utne Reader and The Antioch Review. She loves working with writers to make their novel, comic, video game dialogue, poetry, or personal essay the best version of itself that it can be.Read More
Romcom fantasy fairytale dystopian humor mystery/suspense action/thrillers YA NA sci-fi speculative fiction
Al Ross is a writer and story editor from beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia who jumped into story-telling early as a teenage Dungeon Master and never looked back. When not editing, writing, pitching or producing you can find Al at home weaving, listening to podcasts or watching reality TV with their fluffy grey cat Duchess and hamster Frisbee.Read More
Any kind of romance/erotica with dubious or lack of consent
April Jones has read, written, or edited her way through dozens of fictional worlds. When she’s not working as a teacher or freelance editor, she spends her time pretending to practice Korean by binge watching Korean dramas. She received her bachelors in English and her M.F.A. in creative writing.Read More
Fantasy YA fantasy regency romance mythology-based stories magical realism paranormal romance travel-based stories
Cameron Van Sant
Cameron Van Sant is an editor who wants to see every writer succeed. He has experience editing creative works, professional reports, and academic writing.Read More
Science fiction fantasy young adult romance drama comics