Structural Editing

By: Sue Shade Freelance Copy-editor & Proofreader  03/05/2016
Keywords: book editor, fiction editing, Developmental Editing

Structural editing (also known as 'developmental editing') is all about the bigger picture. It enables the editor to understand the whole story and make sense of all the parts. A structural edit always involves at least one read through, analysing such things as narrative voice, plot and structure, point of view, writing style, pace, character, dialogue, and the beginning, middle and end of the story. At this stage, an author may be required to rewrite if there are issues with the above.

Keywords: book editor, Developmental Editing, fiction editing

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