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How to Edit a Book Stage 3: 5 Proofreading Tips

Book editing is a lengthy and arduous process. In previous weeks, I’ve shared tips for the first two parts of how to edit a book, structural and copy editing. Proofreading is also a necessary step before book publication.


What is Proofreading?
Proofreading is the final step of book editing where the editor takes a last look over the whole manuscript to identify spelling errors or grammatical mistakes. This is done after checking for a narrative arc, judging the believability of the story and making sure the book has a clear motivation and plot. Here are 5 tips for proofreading, the final stage of the book editing process.

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Editing Your Book: 3 Tips for Copy Editing

Book editing, especially copy editing, tightens words and ideas in your written work. Earlier we shared several tips for the structural editing process once you’ve finished writing. Book editing is a multi-step process and once you have established a solid narrative with a compelling storyline, you are ready to move on to copy editing. Here are 3 tips for copy editing to make you book the best it can be.


What is Copy Editing?

Copy editing is the process of verifying the accuracy of your written text. During the book editing process, you are not changing the content or ideas. Focus only on formatting, style and if all words are correct.

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