“WHAT’S IN A NAME?” Shakespeare’s Juliet famously said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Is this true when it comes to editing? The answer may surprise you.

In the same way that restaurants use names to identify specific dishes, knowing how to ask for what you want will make the editing process easier for you and your editor.

Here’s a quick “who’s who” of editing:

Proofreading: Alias – Beta reading

Copy Editing: Alias – Line editing

Content Editing: Aliases – Developmental/Substantive editing

Final Proofing: Alias – Last Look ™

Find out if you are ready to start the editing process  in the next installment of this Tips series.

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