Editorial Checklist
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Guest article editing checklist
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Article Editing Checklist
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Target publication
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Suitable for target
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Title concise, clear, relevant, engaging, social friendly?
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Thesis: can you sum up in one phrase?
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Argued logically / solid article structure? Intro/P1/P2/P3/Conclusion
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Paragraph structure varied
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Sentence structure simple / varied
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What's missing? Questions, doubts, examples, disagreements?
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Holes?
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Missing insight
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Irrelevant info, digressions
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Easy to read/entertaining/interesting, etc
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Paragraph beginnings (variety of words)
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Subheading consistency of style
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Active voice
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Passive phrasing? If so change.
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Clarity - long sentences, confusing phrases, mixed metaphors
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Voice consistency
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S/P/G
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Links correct - no links to competing publications
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Word count ~1000
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Intro length ~150
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Does this article add value to the readership?
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