I’ve been editing things for a very long time now, and long ago stopped thinking consciously about any of it.
But an upcoming workshop I will be offering at Cape Town’s Bergvliet High School on how to edit your own writing meant that I had to go back to basics and deconstruct a little.
It occurred to me that the list I made for that workshop, looking at what I see as the different kinds of editing might be useful to writers and people who are starting out as editors, so here it is (with examples where needed):
Proofreading – correcting basic errors like spelling, grammar, formatting and applying house style
This sentence has a grammar mistake:
Other musicians followed, though their music didn’t reach as bigger an audience as they would have liked.