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.
Other musicians followed, though their music didn’t reach as big an audience as they would have liked. Continue reading