What is copy editing, and how does it differ from content editing? If you imagine the following three levels of editing:
- Proofreading (which might include a tiny amount of editing)
- Copy editing (some call this line editing or structural editing)
- Content editing (otherwise known as development/substantive editing)
Level 2 (copy) editing includes the same as level 1 but also includes checking the following:
- Gender pronouns
Usually, I would check and correct all of these and a little more.