What should I look for when editing?
Below are ten things to look out for that’ll make the most out of your line edit.Make sure your sentences make sense. Syntax should be easy to follow and understand. Eliminate any words that lessen the impact. Hold your reader’s attention. Get rid of any terms or phrases that convey an unintended meaning. Use a thesaurus.
How long does the editing process take?
Copy-editing: as a rough guideline, copy-editing a full-length novel (about 90,000) in good shape normally takes anywhere from 4 to 7 weeks. Proofreading can be done more quickly, but you should factor in a turnaround time of at least 2 to 3 weeks for the proofread to be completed.
Why should writers review and edit their own work?
Learning some basic editing skills will not only save your editor’s time and save you money, but will also increase the chances that the work you submit to publishers will be error-free, well-written and more likely to be publishable.
When writing what happens during the editing and proofing stages?
Editing involves looking at each sentence carefully, and making sure that it’s well designed and serves its purpose. Proofreading involves checking for grammatical and punctuation errors, spelling mistakes, etc. Proofing is the final stage of the writing process.