4 ASPECTS OF EDITING

Editing is a professional activity and learned through experience. The things that editors check can be lengthy checklist. We can however summarize four major areas to keep in mind while dealing with any piece of content, whether a blog post or technical report. The editing process can span across minor punctuation corrections to large structural improvements. 4 major areas of content editing 1. Spelling, punctuation, grammarThe first thing you must look out for are the basics of formal language. Cleaning this up should make the content clean and trustworthy. 2. Style: consistencyThis does not refer to the style of writing, but consistency in the way we use capitalization, money and units of measure (USD or $, per cent or %), abbreviations, designations, dates, etc. Every publication may have its style guide set. It is a good practice to adhere to one fixed set of rules. Professional editors are also well acquainted with popular style guides such as the Chicago Manual of Style, APA or that...
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why good content matters

A large private organization wanted their website to be ‘content driven’, inspired by a similar company abroad.Visuals and content. Or in one word, content. Content is what visitors face when they open web pages, emails, or pdf reports. Companies, publishers and writers therefore go to great length to ensure everything is fine. Good content is not limited to branding or creative thinking. At the ground level, there are some fine reasons to care about the language that represents people, products and services. The right language builds a community. This is probably the major underlying motivation behind all of branding and advertising. People recognize, connect and thereby trust your services and work based on how you talk to them. We were once told in a school class how people in the rural areas consumed retail products but had no real idea what the city life oriented advertisements depicted. It was obviously too remote then, but not now. Credibility is the first to go when errors creep into content. Especially when...
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