Once your manuscript is structurally sound, it’s time to move on to the more detailed edits.
A Line Edit is an extremely detailed edit. Your editor examines your book on a sentence and paragraph level, making corrections and leaving suggestions that improve the line-by-line flow of your text. They will also identify inconsistencies in your story, recommend ways to strengthen your plot, ensure that there are no continuity errors, and address sentence structures that need improving, awkward or unclear writing, wordiness, redundancies, cliches, weak dialogue, and more.
A Copy Edit addresses mechanical issues, such as grammar, spelling, and punctuation. It does not alter the content of the text. Instead, it focuses solely on spelling, punctuation, grammar, terminology, jargon, semantics, inappropriate figures of speech, consistency in spelling, hyphenation, etc., as well as the continuity of plot, setting, and character traits.
TrackChanges in Word are used so you can clearly see my changes and accept, reject, or modify them. The changes are up to you, as it is your manuscript, but with each change, I will explain to you why I have suggested that change.