Stylistic Editing

Whether what you’ve written is intended to sell, inform, educate, or entertain, to be effective, it must be easy to understand and enjoyable to read.

Stylistic (or line) editing is the step that follows substantive or structural editing and precedes copy editing. A stylistic editor will

  • Reduce redundancies
  • Clarify meaning
  • Eliminate jargon
  • Tighten or improve the flow of language

Always mindful of your objectives, Cathy identifies and maintains the tone, voice, and style of your copy while working with your words to ensure its readability and clarity—essential elements of writing that captures interest.

Cathy’s experience in stylistic editing ranges from the editing of postsecondary textbooks to romance novels.