You know what blows? (Not that, you pervert.) Never getting the proper edits for your novel—and worse, being none the wiser after publishing it. Here's a rundown of the different types of editing.
In the spirit of NaNoWriMo, I thought it would be a great reminder to talk about “Little Darlings" as Kristen Lamb calls them. Little Darlings are the detailed pieces of our writing we stop and fuss over when there’s a million things wrong with our story’s foundation.
In developmental editing, there is a whole other skill level required to help authors revise. It’s called the art of commenting. Copy editors correct errors and are essentially gatekeepers of grammar rules and preserving the English language, but developmental editors dig deeper.