Why Use An Editor?

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

John Huguley

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