The Story


Hello, my name is Charlotte Louise Nystrom. I'm glad we get to meet. I am the lead editor at CLN Writing Ink. With over a decade of professional writing and edit experience, I am here to foster your writing goals.

Let's tell your story in a captivating way.

I am passionate about reading and editing, which means I love my job. Think of me less like a teacher grading your work and more like a coach or fan--
cheering you on!

CLN Writing Ink is the ideal solution for beginner or indie authors, though we work with many seasoned writers too. 

Careful editing and proofreading can maximize your manuscript's potential. Don't skip this vital step before sending your work to a publisher or printer. Our affordable pricing means professional editing is well within reach.

CLN Writing Ink is a full-service provider. We offer plot evaluationline editing, and copy editing, and more! Get editing services that are tailored to your individual needs as well as the needs of your unique WIP. Explore the Service List for descriptions of each type of editing.

Specializing in:

  • ​Novels and novella

  • Short stories

  • Non-fiction books

  • Memoirs

  • 'How-to' guides

  • Poetry collections

  • Essays

  • Academic dissertation or thesis

  • Anthologies


Have questions? Feel free to reach out. I'm always happy to provide explanations or price quotes. Email:

Modern Editing

Choose one or more of these services to create your own custom service plan: 
Plot Evaluation, Line Editing, Copy Editing, or Book Review.

Plot Evaluation


Stage: Outline, Work in Progress or Early Manuscript Draft


As the name suggests, this is a broad look at the overall plot. I will evaluate and provide feedback regarding:

​- Overall Plot Strength  (Does it make sense? Is it complete?)

- Character Development

- Story Structure

- Pacing

- Writing Style

- Setting Development

- How your story fits in the current publishing market

You'll receive a Word Doc letter with a full discussion of the evaluated work. ​A plot evaluation can be performed on a full novel manuscript, chapter, group of chapters, short story, or even an outline.


For a price quote, send a brief description of your WIP to

Line Editing


Stage: Unpolished Story or Manuscript. 


A line edit addresses the content, style, and language used. The goal is to evaluate how your story is communicated and identify omissions or areas needing improvement. While this is sometimes done at the same time as a copyedit, it should be done first, as a separate step. In some cases, it should be done multiple times.



  • Greater focus on the overall style, language, and story.

  • The recommended changes may result in portions being added or rewritten. These changes may require a subsequent copyedit.

​Line editing is more concerned with style and syntax than typos or grammar. It is primarily focused on the sentence and paragraph level. A few more things evaluated during line editing could include:

  • Sentence structure and flow

  • Scene hooks and transitions

  • Best word choices

  • Overuse of words or phrases

  • Sentence construction

  • Use of dialogue

  • Complete descriptions (5 senses)

  • Showing vs. Telling

  • Pinpointing ambiguity

  • Cultural accuracy

  • Reflection of genre boundaries

  • Fact-checking

  • Plot holes

  • Timeline consistency

Tell your story in the most effective way.


​Delivery: You will receive a marked-up copy of your story or manuscript as well as a letter that summarizes the overall evaluation.

Small changes will be applied using Microsoft Word's Track Changes and are ready for your approval.  Broader recommendations will be found as comments.

​Send your word count and genre for a price quote and timeline. Rates average just $1.25/page.*$20 project minimum.

Copy Editing


Stage: Complete and polished manuscript or story. 


Copy editing should be the final phase of editing before your work goes to print. This ensures a flawless finish.​ Nothing distracts from good writing more than an obvious typo! In fact, the presence of typos is one of the most common complaints in online reviews. 

Copy editing is sometimes referred to as proofreading. This is a technical evaluation of the text to locate and correct flaws.

You have probably read and proofed your story several times. So why bother with an editor?

There is a tricky phenomenon that plagues all writers. We have a tendency to read what we know our text is supposed to say, missing slight discrepancies in what is really there. This is where an unbiased editor becomes invaluable!


Here are a few things I watch for during copy-editing:

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Punctuation

  • Flow and syntax

  • Run-on sentences

  • Hyphenation

  • Proper numeral use

  • Fonts/ format agreement

  • Capitalization

  • Tense agreement

  • General typos

​Delivery: A copyedit is returned as a marked-up Word Doc. Each edit will be easily identified and ready for your approval. Upon request, I will also include a clean (mark free) version for writers who don't have the time to go through every little adjustment.

You will also receive a summary letter with the overall evaluation. I may point out obvious inaccuracies, inconsistencies, or gaps. However, this will not be the main focus. If this is the type of feedback you'd like, consider a Plot Evaluation or Line Edit instead.

Don't let typos hold your story back.

​Contact me for a price quote. Be sure to include your genre and estimated word count. Rates average just $1.25/page.*$20 project minimum.

Book Reviews


Having a positive book review can boost your book sales. But, a review must come from a source that is genuine, honest, and reliable. 

Unlike other review services, I will actually take the time to read your book and provide real feedback.

  • ​Post on Amazon

  • Print on your Back Cover

  • Share on Social Media

​Don't worry! I won't leave a bad review.
If I think your book needs work before I can vouch for it, 
I will let you know how I can help with that too. 

Price: $50 

​(Hire CLN Writing Ink to edit your book and your review is 100% free.)