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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Simple writing is hardest to ignore

Men of few words are the best men. – William Shakespeare Some people are good talkers. They are also good at explaining things. Ask them and they will give you the background, the grounds-up view of things, and break down complex technologies and processes to reveal their inside significance. Ask them to write it down, and it may appear something out of the world for them to be asked to do so. That is just fine. With novice writers engaged to write while at work, the problem appears to be a tendency to put everything down together at once – the what, where and the why’s, the background, and every aspect worth conveying. So that nothing is left out, and the good intentions are understood. Simple text and language are hard to produce, but harder to ignore. In my experience, the aspects of writing that usually go wrong are: Not being able to tie up several ideas togetherCramming too much informationThe order of information...
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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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