Types of Editing
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Proofreading compares the clean revised text with the edited original to ensure that all changes have been incorporated fully and accurately. Copy editing corrects embarrassing typos, mechanical errors, and inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and usage. Stylistic editing improves clarity, focus, and emphasis by cutting repetition, tightening phrasing, suggesting words that are more precise, concrete, and vivid, and letting sentences flow. Substantive or
reorganizes sentences, even whole sections, to make the ideas easy to follow as orderly parts of a single whole. Rewriting reshapes and refocuses the text to better suit a specific audience or format.
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