Well I promised and no amount of hating process is going to make it suddenly easier to accomplish – so lets dive in! I’ve already stated that regardless of how much you hate the process revision/editing/rewrites are a must so I won’t brow beat you about it anymore. Instead, let’s start out by looking at the basic terms.
- Revision: focuses on overall readability and clarity
- Rewrite: writing a scene, chapter or page over again.
- Editing: focuses on grammar and punctuation line by line; also sometimes called “line editing“
- Copy Editing: focuses on the text as a whole. Includes both line editing and revision in one.