I’ve prepared examples of editing to give writers an indication of what kind of changes can be expected when a copy editor works on a story. I’ve prepared these for illustrative purposes only, at the moment. Technically, what I’ve done here is ‘self-edit’ and it isn’t normally recommended that writers rely on self-editing before publishing because they are too close to their work. Fortunately for me, the last time I worked on The Antpod Faction 2nd edition may have been early 2015, three years ago.
You’ll notice I’ve added scene summaries to help me identify the point of each scene, but this isn’t necessary in a real copy edit, or at least it’s unlikely I’ll be intervening to this extent in the document of your story.
Click on the links and they’ll open a JPEG image so you can clearly see the changes.
Editing Example 3