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.

If you have questions about our process or one of our editors, please email us at hello@saltandsagebooks.com!

Meet the Editors

Carrie Jacks

Carrie Jacks

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

Prefers
Young Adult  Fantasy  Dystopian  Romcom 
Avoids
Dark Horror  Heavy Sci-Fi  Erotica 
Jeigh Meredith

Jeigh Meredith

Jeigh is a copy editor with several years of experience. She is super quick and super accurate. Her fiction placed first in the LDStorymakers

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Prefers
Anything!
Avoids
Erotica 
Al Ross

Al Ross

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.

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Prefers
Anything!
Avoids
Any kind of romance/erotica with dubious or lack of consent
Rochelle Burnside

Rochelle Burnside

Rochelle is an editor who enjoys stories in any medium, from novels to video games to fine art. She’s worked on the editorial teams of several magazines, compiling sci-fi/fantasy short stories with Leading Edge and nonfiction travel articles with Stowaway.

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Prefers
Fantasy  Science Fiction  Young Adult  Nonfiction 
Avoids
 
Trinica Sampson

Trinica Sampson

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.

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Prefers
Romcom 
Avoids
None!
Nicole Hawken

Nicole Hawken

Nicole is a passionate storyteller and consumer of stories. She particularly loves building complex worlds and developing compelling characters.

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Prefers
Anything!
Avoids
None!
April Jones

April Jones

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.

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Prefers
Romcom 
Avoids
Erotica 
Margaret Kingsbury

Margaret Kingsbury

Margaret Kingsbury is a freelance writer, editor, and book coach with a passion for helping people. She gushes about books monthly at Book Riot, Think Inclusive, Baby Librarians, BuzzFeed Books and more, but she still can’t stop talking about books. You’ve been warned.

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Prefers
Anything!
Avoids
None!
Stefanie Molina

Stefanie Molina

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

Prefers
Fantasy  Historical fantasy  Historical Fiction  Cozy Mysteries  Romcoms  Middle Grade  YA 
Avoids
None!
Julia Allen

Julia Allen

Julia has nearly 20 years of editing experience, with strengths in character arcs and story structure. She’s also talented at

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Prefers
Historical  Regency  Contemporary  Women's Fiction  Sweet Romance  Sweet romcom  YA Contemporary 
Avoids
Horror  Erotica 
Mandy Ballard

Mandy Ballard

Mandy reads, writes, leads writers’ education groups, and does yoga in the cracks between all that drives life on a tiny

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Prefers
Young Adult  Fantasy  Dystopian  Contemporary Romance  Romcom 
Avoids
Horror  Erotica 
Cameron Van Sant

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.

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Prefers
Anything!
Avoids
None!