Many times, new writers and authors are faced with the age-old dilemma where they have to revise and edit their manuscripts. But only some of them really know the difference between the two.
In this short article, you’ll find the basic difference between “editing” and “revising” that will help you differentiate between the two easily.
Editing involves minor changes that polish your manuscript technically by focusing on the following:
Sentence structure Punctuations Spelling mistakes Typos Grammatical errors Pointing out mistakes in the already revised text
While editing, the overall story remains the same. Here, fixing sentence structure is the priority.
Revising involves major changes that refine your manuscript mechanically by focusing on the following:
Rewiting exsisting thoughts in a better way Adding new thoughts Adding new necessary details Deleting unnecesarry details Refining the story flow Enhancing character development Using better words and phrases Rewriting paragraphs to make them better Clarifying ideas Enhancing plot growth
While revising, the overall story changes as per requirement. Here, fixing the story as a whole is the priority.