Strategic Breakdown: The Copy Edit

Strategic Breakdown: The Copy Edit

Written by Sarah Yoon With developmental edits and line edits taken care of, you’re finally to the point where you don’t have to worry about big-picture plot arcs. All that’s left is detailed prose and grammar work. You’re still not to proofreading level, but...
Strategic Breakdown: The Line Edit

Strategic Breakdown: The Line Edit

Written by Sarah Yoon Though the line edit is more detail-oriented than the developmental, it can be just as intense. The next step down from big-picture work is surprisingly steep. You’ll find yourself surrounded by individual scenes, but you can’t forget the overall...
When is it Time for an Editor?

When is it Time for an Editor?

Written by Sarah Yoon Every writer comes to a point when he or she grows too close to a story to see its flaws. I remember coming to that point with a few undergrad essays—after many tired stabs at revision, I would print it off and hand it to a sympathetic housemate....