Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could get the plot lines in our stories, the characters, themes, and prose all colour coded and neatly lined up so we can see everything clearly within our narrative structures and know exactly what, how and where to edit.
Unfortunately life isn’t like that, and neither are manuscripts. That’s why the world has editors. Here’s a post I found on Change It Up Editing the other day, which explains the difference between Proofreading and Copy Editing.
picture c/o Hovercraftdoggy