Non-Fiction Writing: A Content Editing Checklist

22 11 2012

Dear readers,

I have created a special content editing checklist for all my non fiction and academic writers.

  1. Are the explanations clear and unambiguous?

  2. Do the explanations lead readers to the appropriate conclusions?
  3. Are the facts, plot details, and character traits consistent throughout the text?
  4. Are the case studies and anecdotes appropriate for the context?
  5. Are images, lists, and side stories in the right places?
  6. Does the information flow cleanly from one idea to the next?
  7. Do page number or section references match?
  8. Are there any gaps in the information or explanation provided?
  9. Have there been any new developments that should be added to the context?
  10. What could be added to the story to make it even better?
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23 11 2012
K. C. Mead

I often have to ask myself these questions but I might also add something regarding ethics and honesty/interpretation

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