Resource Library Article – Editing Types by Candice Lemon-Scott
The Structural Edit
A structural edit is all about the story and how it’s being told. It examines everything about the narrative as a whole and examines which components are working well and which areas could be improved upon or developed further.
This can include things like:
- Plotting, structure and pacing.
How does the story move along? Does it build and climax at appropriate moments? Does the story unfold smoothly and seamlessly? Are there any plot holes or are there areas where the reader needs to know more?