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Now It Comes to the Editing and Proofreading. They Are Different You Know.

It’s one thing to get your stories written down but if you are looking to have them published you have two more stages to complete.

Editing

  1. Correct spelling and grammar.
  2. Check the logical flow of ideas.
  3. Check consistency of language, tone, and style.
  4. Check facts and figures.
  5. Ensure that the writer is getting the intended message across.
  6. Ensure that the work is readable.
  7. Ensure there are no obvious errors.

Then for the final stage with one last quality check you proofread.

  1. Correct inconsistent formatting in layout, which includes margins, page numbering, italics, alignment, headers and footers, quotes, paragraphing, spacing, tabs, and fonts.
  2. Correct usage of language, which includes spelling (British or American English), punctuation, grammar, hyphenation, capitalisation, abbreviations, and acronyms.

Thanks to Writers Write for these pointers.

For more details on writing a draft, editing and proofreading check out this short video.

 

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