Developmental editing is typically the first step in preparing a manuscript for an agent or publisher. It is a comprehensive evaluation of a manuscript with potential for substantive notes and edits to ensure there is a logical flow, style, and tone that are consistent from beginning to end.
Copy editing focuses more on grammar and word choice with the goal of enhancing the overall quality of writing. This may include fixes like unnecessary repetition of words or phrases, word usage, and run-on sentences. References (if used) will also be verified in this stage of editing.
The proofreading process will pay direct attention to mechanics of the manuscript such as misspellings, incorrect or missed punctuation, and any inconsistencies that may have occurred during previous stages of editing.
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