Editing

Are Editing and Proofreading the same thing? By Paris Wynters

Not exactly. They are two different stages of the revision process. Both demand close and careful reading, but they focus on different aspects of the writing and employ different techniques. Even editing is further broken down into developmental and copyediting. Some tips that apply to both editing and proofreading Get some distance from the text.It’s …
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Self-Editing: An Author’s Nightmare by Melinda Williams

Types of editing: Line editing Copy editing Substantive editing Developmental editing Proofreading Now what is the difference and how does an author determine which one they need? Let us dig a little deeper… Line Editing: Focuses on the sentence/paragraph. Each sentence is reviewed for structure and flow. This type of edit fixes awkward sentences, wordiness, …
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Tips for More Effective Proofreading by Ally Broadfield

Proofreading is one of the most difficult tasks a writer faces and even seasoned authors often have difficultly detecting errors in their own work. When writers read their own work, it’s not unusual for them to overlook errors because their mind knows how the text should read and automatically corrects it. Consider the following paragraph: …