A line edit assumes you are satisfied with your story in general terms so doesn’t focus on the structure, plot or characters. Instead, we look at the paragraph, sentence and word choice.
I’ll be looking at the flow of your story, the structure of your paragraphs and sentences, wordiness, repetition, style consistency, congruity, choice of words, overused words and also consistency in the details of your story and characters. While staying true to your voice and your style, I’ll be making your prose clear and succinct.
The purpose of the line edit is to take your story to the next level by refining and smoothing. It’s all about readability and making something good into something excellent.