Have someone review your work
After finishing work, it should go through a review by a fresh set of eyes. Having other people review your work will not only catch mistakes you may have missed, but give feedback on how to further improve your work. In different career fields, it is essential that other people review and evaluate your work before it gets published.
Rejection or approval
During the review process, someone who is considered the editor will look over your work. They will check the content of your work to see if it is something worth publishing. The editor may base it off guidelines already established for writers to follow. With many writings that go through this process, the editor wants something original and interesting to read. They put themselves in the position as if they were someone from the general public and think if this is something someone would want to read further into what you wrote. The paper can either go and be reviewed by other editors or be rejected.
If the work is rejected, the author of the work may get the chance to go back and edit their work so that it is catered to what the editor suggested. The editor may give constructive feedback on how to get the work to the next stage. Depending on the industry, they may give the author this chance or just reject the work overall.
If the work does get approved, it goes onto be looked at others who would be considered reviewers. This is when peer review starts. This group of editors will assess what you wrote and discuss how it could be further improved. This can be worked together at the same time or individually and will come together at a certain time and date.
Suggestions are thrown around on how to improve the work and make it interesting enough that someone from the general public, or whoever your audience is, will read it. This process can take a while because the reviewers will read over your work multiple times and analyze every word that was written. They also would take notes on things to clarify or provide suggestions.
The work is then sent to the industry that will potentially publish the work. They will take into consideration the comments from the reviewers and they will make the final decision. Finishing touches are made so that once it is printed, it can go out to the public.
Different types of edits
As mentioned earlier, different career fields require that works be reviewed. For example, in scientific journals, peer review gives the work some credibility since it has been reviewed by other people who have an expertise in the field. That is also why there are many authors in a single work. For scientific articles to be taken seriously, it has to meet certain criteria outlined that every article should follow.
The main component is that it follows the process of the scientific method and that it is accurate in the information it is trying to deliver. If there is any inaccuracy, it can ruin the credibility of the author(s) and the industry that published it. That is why many places that publish works are diligent about what they are producing so that they can keep their reputation as being reliable and trustworthy.
However, the reputation of some publication businesses do not pay mind to their reputation, but just release work and get some benefit, which may be not informing the public of the truth, maybe financially.
Not all works have to go through this formal process. It could be as simple as asking someone else to look at your work and they give you feedback. No matter how much you believe that your work is the best it can be, there is always room for improvement.