What Are The Different Levels Of Editing - podcast

Author and grammar expert, Constance Hale, offers a very clear description of the various types of editing, including copy editing, line editing, and structural (or developmental) editing. A good editing process includes all of these.
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  • English is not my first language, but I have leaned by my mistakes. I have paid  the publishing company for grammar, punctuations,  spelling mistakes without changing the ideas or the meanings of the sentences. I Though they would have someone to have the manuscript to read it sentence by sentence, yet a special software did the job which not to good. After they sent me the printed book, I saw a lot of mistakes. What do you think I have to do? I have paid almost $300 for editing and the work has not done. Should I ask for the editing money back so I can find a real editor?  In my research this is how I need my work to be done down below

    Content Editing includes Editing Levels 1 and 2 (spelling, grammar, punctuation, consistency/appropriateness of verb tenses, transitional phrasing, continuity/flow of thoughts, support of statements, formatting of citations/references, and footnote editing) PLUS supplementary sentence re-writes when necessary. This level includes reviewing the plot/character elements for consistency in fiction/non-fiction works.

    I want to see me, myself, my style in that book. If the sentence is not a perfect English sentence, they have to fix it, but they do not have to change the ideas; then they can fix the grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes. Tell me what to do because the book is on hold now!

  • Thanks for this information. It was helpful.
  • Hi Constance, I liked your detailed explanation on the different editing types. Very clear and helpful. Thanks.
  • Very well-organized information, thanks a lot, Contance.