Editing is the first task that should be undertaken after finishing the first draft of a piece of text. It involves checking the content of the text to ensure that the ideas are expressed clearly and logically, and form a coherent and meaningful whole.

Editing requires focusing on the content of the text. The key goals are to check that the text:

  1. flows logically
  2. is coherent and consistent
  3. forms a meaningful whole
  4. is clearly expressed
  5. is accurate in the information it provides has an appropriate tone
  6. is concise
  7. makes its purpose clear
  8. is targeted towards the reader