Line and copy-editing for board games


Who is this service for?

Creators of board games and TTRPGs who want to ensure that their rule books are as helpful to the player as they can be – making the rules clear in a way that’s concise and free of errors. I can also help ensure that the personality of your game shines through in your writing (whether it’s a fun, family board game or dark, spooky RPG). This type of editing should take place before your final proofreading, while there is still scope to make substantive changes to the text.

What’s included?

A detailed line-by-line edit with the aim of ensuring that your text is easy to follow, accurate, appropriate for your audience and as error-free as possible. It involves checking the following:

  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes
  • Clarity
  • Consistency
  • Tone and appropriateness for your target audience
  • Style
  • Sentence and paragraph structure
  • Repetition that could be avoided
  • Awkward phrasing that could be improved
  • Gaps in information

I’ll also include style sheet detailing style decisions on punctuation, hyphenation, capitalisation, spelling choices, etc., and information about the dictionary and style guide followed. The style sheet helps ensure that your work is consistent, as well as correct.


There are so many factors that can impact how long it takes to check and cross-check the elements of a board game or RPG. That makes it very difficult to give an accurate quote without seeing the project. Get in touch and I’d be happy to discuss, and provide you with a price that’s tailored to your game.

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Kate did a wonderful job with editing and proofreading the rules for our board game. We are impressed by her attention to detail and how she managed to bring the rules across in a precise, yet an easily understandable way. She also provided us with her own invaluable thoughts and ideas, which we greatly appreciate. We are looking forward to working with her again in the near future!