In This Chapter
• What is the purpose of editing?
• How do you conduct a substantive edit or a copy edit?
• What is the most efficient process of editing?
Editing text is different from editing in audio and video production. When digital text is ready for editing, the words have already been assembled in order and the sequence or flow is more or less satisfactory. What is required at this point is a review to ensure the content is accurate, the structure flows logically in a way that makes sense to the reader, words are spelled correctly, and nontext elements like audio, video, and graphics function ...