I think there are many kinds of editors, just not often housed in the same individual…

The first are grammar fanatics.  They’re the ones that can spot every stray comma and direct you to the exact page in both Chicago and APA to justify why that comma should or should not be there.

Next, you have editors who are into the structure of the information.  Does it flow?  How is the audience going to react?  Does one thought follow the next in a way that is convincing?  What happens if we push this sentence to the end of the paragraph?

Finally, there are the content editors.  Does the data back up this assertion.  Are the references correct?  Are the numbers right?

To have a (nearly) bulletproof editing team, you need at least one of each…


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