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Steps to Publishing — Copy / Line Editing
Continuing with Steps to Publishing, Copy Editing would be Step Four.
"COPY EDITING should never be an option...
It should be a requirement." —R.K. Mitchell.
What is a Copy/Line Editor?
A Copy Editor or Line Editor might help with some of the above (Beta/Critique/Content), but their main focus is on grammar, punctuation, typos.
These are the things most reviewers will notice and will leave negative reviews after they read your book.
A Copy Editor should be one who reads every word in your manuscript looking for grammar issues, punctuation errors, inconsistencies in the story, spelling, proofreading, and minor content editing.
They will look for tense issues, proper dialogue punctuation, point of view issues, contextual spelling, grammar issues and inconsistencies, and much more.
Many will work with you on minor critiquing and content issues. Minor is the key word as they focus on polishing your writing to make it as professional as possible.
A Professional Copy / Line Editor will usually go through your entire manuscript a minimum of twice, and then will go through any additional changes and rewrites prior to publication.
Tomorrow — What is a Proofreader?
(A sneak peek of the definitions of each ahead of my daily posts can be found on my website: http://www.rogenamitchell.com/steps-to-publishing.html)
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