Editing workflow. Romance novel.

I’m starting a romance novella edit today. πŸ’–

I love a will-they-won’t-they tale. 😊

My work is certainly varied. It will be a departure from the world of dragons πŸ‰ I’ve been inhabiting for the last couple of months.

Variety is the spice of life.

However, whether I’m dealing in fantasy, romance, or something else, the beginning stages of an edit are always the same.

First things first. Make some decisions.

πŸ”’ Use data to establish the majority choices used by the author and edit in line with these to weed out any inconsistencies.

So, for example, I’ve already established that:

πŸ’¬ ellipses should be spaced at one end only (after)

#️⃣ four digit numbers should be rendered as nnnn (no comma)

πŸ‡«πŸ‡· French words should be italicised

& serial (Oxford) commas should be avoided.

πŸ“„ This is an edit for a return client. This will be the third fiction work I’ve edited for her. She finds the style sheet I create to record such choices to be incredibly useful so any other writing in the series can be done to the same consistent standards.

πŸ”Ž Anyway, I have a few more things to uncover before I get cracking. So, no time like the present.

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