Why it's important to have an Editor review your material.
Some believe an Editor’s only job is to catch misspellings and poor punctuation. That's only a small part of an Editor's role. The job of an Editor is to ensure the material is clear, correct, concise, complete, and consistent (The 5 C's of writing). An Editor will make sure the content has a good flow to it and is enjoyable to read.
Here are a few of the most common mistakes writers make.
· Misspelled words
· Poor punctuation
· Misused words
· Run-on sentences
· Uncommon slang or abbreviations
· Confusing location descriptions or directions
· Weak paragraph transition
· Wordiness and overuse of common words (i.e., very, really, like)
· Compound word errors (i.e., never mind vs. nevermind)
A good Editor will detect and fix these problems and more while maintaining the original author's voice.
The next time you’re in need of an Editor, contact me - I can help!
Also see my write up on the Different Levels of Editing Explained