What is Editing?

There are four types of editing: line editing, copy editing, developmental editing, and proofreading.

  • Proofreading: checking grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Not about flow or does the writing make sense.
  • Line editing: making the sentences sound better, flow better, read easier. Does not change the substance of the writing.
  • Copy editing: proofread OR proofread+line edit depending on who you ask.
  • Developmental editing: Makes sure the writing makes sense and works well.

Would you like a series on editing? High-level overview, tips/tricks, editing tools, best practices, etc. Let me know!

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