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This is a form of substantive editing that scrutinizes a manuscript's content, primarily focusing on the quality of the writing rather than the grammatical or punctuational errors.
Some key focal points would be: writing style, character development, story arc, structure, and flow.
This is a form of editing that focuses on the readability of a manuscript's content, primarily focusing on grammatical and punctuational errors and factual correctness. Some key focal points would be: correcting grammatical errors, fixing passive voice, strengthening sentences by replacing word choices, etc.
This is the quickest and lightest form of content editing. After several passes of developmental and copy editing, proofreading catches last-minute errors that escaped the previous rounds of edits. This should be the final stage of editing before formatting and publication of a manuscript.