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Editing the book is the process by which we work to hone the message and perfect the manuscript. The process could be as unobtrusive as dotting the I’s and crossing the t’s or reworking the manuscript and adding additional content necessary to build the best message possible. There are a number of different types of editing options, including:
Developmental editing is the most comprehensive form of editing as it critiques overall consistency in voice, style, and flow, while also looking for grammatical and mechanical errors. A developmental edit may include re-structuring of content as well as rewriting of certain passages and adding content as needed to meet minimum publishing house expectations.
Copyediting focuses on minor inconsistencies with content, as well as grammatical and mechanical errors; when appropriate it may include fact checking and confirming the accuracy of stories and interviews. It is considered to be a medium edit and is a helpful option for writers who are comfortable with their manuscript but could use the final polishing touch.
Line editing is the last step and is completed when the manuscript is almost ready to go. Line editing does not apply to overall content, but instead is only focused on grammar, spelling, punctuation, word usage, and consistency. The goal is to ensure that when released, the manuscript has no inconsistencies, inaccuracies, or grammatical or spelling mistakes.