Good article about editing.
Well that is true, but it’s only one type of editing, and there are three different types listed in the article. The article also noted that a novel length manuscript needed to go through all three types before it was submission ready.
Developmental Edit – better known as the content editing, story editing, structural editing or substantive editing. This edit looks at the big picture of your novel and focuses on
- character arcs/development
- story structure
- pot holes or inconsistencies
- strong beginning, middle and end
- clear transitions
- point of view
- showing vs. telling
Copy Edit – copy editing is the one most of us think of when we hear editor. He comes on the…
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