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Victoria did a great job describing and explaining the different types of editing. Very useful for writers!

Creative Writing with the Crimson League

As I promised yesterday in my post about my scumbag brain and how I don’t write down good ideas, today’s post is about two different types of editing: editing for content/cohesion, and editing for flow.

I want to talk first about how they’re different, and why editing for flow should be one of your last concerns, reserved for the final phases of producing reader-readiness.

Editing for Content and Cohesion

Editing for content and cohesion really go together. When you edit for content, you make sure your content is right. (WHAT??? Who could have seen that one coming?)

  • You don’t have plot holes
  • Your characters are developed and, as far as you can identify at the phase you’re at, all needed scenes are present and accounted for.
  • All the background info that you can imagine your readers will need is somewhere in the work.

Editing for content is largely editing…

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