Copy Editing

How To Determine If Your Work Needs Copy Editing

Ask yourself these questions:

1. Has my work had content editing?

2. Am I satisfied with the flow and consistency of message in the entire piece?

3. Does my writing need corrections in…

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Sentence Structure
  • Overall Readability

If you answered yes to any of the questions in the list above, you would benefit from copy editing.

Copy Editing, Technical, or Line Editing
Copy editing deals with the small details and is the most common and needed type of editing. A writer’s brain is good at correcting minor mistakes as they read. This makes it difficult for one to proof his or her own work. Copy editing corrects errors in spelling, syntax, grammar, and punctuation. It is a fine-tuning of the written word. Awkward sentences are reworked, wordiness is eliminated, and the overall readability of your writing enhanced. Copy editing ensures that errors will not undermine the impact of the writing and the credibility of the author.pencil-edits-pencil

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.”
-Thomas Jefferson