S45E3 – The Job of a Line Editor

When most people think of editing fiction novels, they often think of the line editor. This is the person looking at the sentence structure, word choices and character/narrator voices. They help keep the style consistent. They will also help as much as possible with grammar and punctuation, as well as applying style guidelines (a job sometimes also called copy editing).

This is one of the most important stages of editing, as they look at how the story is understood, that each line has purpose and intention, and that the storytelling stays consistent.

First aired August 10, 2023.

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