What Type of Editing Do You Need?

What Type of Editing Do You Need?

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Developmental Editing:
  • Plot and subplots
  • Characters
  • Dialogue
  • Point of view
  • Pacing and narrative shape
  • Setting and time period
  • Timeline and chronology
  • Narrative techniques

Substantive or Line Editing:
  • Phrasing
  • Word choice
  • Transitions
  • Wordiness and redundancy
  • Syntax
  • Gaps in logic
  • Clarity
  • Factual inconsistencies

Copyediting or Editorial Proofreading:
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Use of italics and bold type
  • Hyphenation
  • Abbreviations
  • Consistency
  • Compilation of style sheet

Proofreading
  • Typographical errors
  • Type font
  • Word spacing
  • Line spacing
  • Leading
  • Kerning