Editing

Reviewing the difference between editing and revision

Note: The WritingEssentials blog is on hiatus. Meanwhile, favorite posts will be published with updates. Ellen ~~ With the return of my Continuing Ed Writing Workshop, I am reminded of the confusion and even reluctance of beginning and nonprofessional writer over editing and revision. Many of these writers, even if they’ve produced a lot of …

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Revisiting why spelling matters

Note: The WritingEssentials blog is on hiatus. Meanwhile, favorite posts will be published with updates. Ellen ~~ At a recent editing workshop, the instructor pulled out an old “chestnut,” a passage that contains jumbled words (with the first and last letters intact) which supposedly demonstrates that despite misspellings, the human mind can comprehend what is …

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What is the difference between editing and revision?

Editing vs. Revision We often use the two terms interchangeably and yet there are some important distinctions. It is useful to think of editing and revising as separate processes. There is overlap, of course, but basically editing focuses more on stylistic and grammatical points once you have an acceptable draft. On the other hand, revision …

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