What Issues Editors Address: Part 1: The Trees and Leaves

What kinds of issues do editors address? This is a question I often hear. I liken editing and writing to looking at the forest, trees, and leaves; there are different levels of considerations.

Following are some issues in the tree and leaves categories; in other words, these are issues of details and the mechanics of writing. These are not bigger issues of structure and content (the forest, which I’ll address in another blog). And, no, I don’t get into the issues below and how to address them. This is simply a list of some issues on two levels.

  1. The writer’s use of
  1. The writer’s use of specific words and phrases:
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