Edited writing is reader-friendly writing.
Editing is helping writers do their best work. Editing can be anything from fixing spelling errors to suggesting more precise words to pointing out gaps in content.
Which type of edit do you need?
Copy Edit – a basic check of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and consistency
Line Edit – a line by line polishing of language, suggestions for clearer or more resonant words, and help with flow between sentences and paragraphs
Substantive Edit – a thorough review of the content, structure and tone of your writing
You might want all three levels of editing – the whole works. Substantive editing is done first, followed by line editing, and then copy editing.