What type of editing?

What type of editing do I need? 

The different types of editing

Basically, there are three different types of editing:

  • Developmental editing 

    deals with the content, substance or structure of a manuscript. This includes character, plot, pacing, narrative structure and point of view. In short, the developmental editor looks at the story and the way it is being told. The edit aims to match the reader’s experience of the book with the author’s vision.

    What type of editing?In non-fiction, development editing looks at the overall order in which the author presents their facts and arguments.

  • Copy-editing  

    deals with the actual text of a book or piece of writing. A copy-editor looks at spelling, grammar, punctuation. They also check for consistency, repetitions, and stylistic issues. The copy-editor makes the text clear for the reader.

  • Proofreading

    is the final stage of editing. The proofreader checks for errors and corrections from earlier edits, redrafts and revisions before the work is released to the public.

For a general overview of the editing process in traditional publishing, check out Book Nanny’s blog post: ‘Editors: animal, vegetable or mineral?

Contact Book Nanny to discuss the right type of editing for you.

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