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!