Developmental editing and copyediting differ in several key ways. The former is the first step in the development of a manuscript as it moves through the publishing process and looks at content, structure, sense, tone and flow. In contrast, copyediting focuses on consistency, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
It’s easy to apply the skills that developmental editors use to your own writing. I’ve outlined 4 things worth looking out for below.
Whatever type of text you’re writing, taking the time to check the things above can help to increase its impact.If you would like support with the development of your writing, contact me to chat about how I can help you.
If you’re a non-fiction editor and you’d like to learn more about developmental editing, I’m launching a course in Spring 2023. Sign up here to be the first to get news about the launch.