I’m always unsure what areas to tackle first when I start to editing my MS. If I get it wrong, I’m probably going to be making more work for myself in the long run.
Do I tackle the obvious issues like perspective? Should I tweak the plot? Look at the Active/passive sentence structure?
Maybe there isn’t a right way. They are all going to have to be addressed at some point.
It feels like I should address any plot issues first, as this will involve re-writing portions of the story. It seems daft to polish the prose, only to bin them for a piece that tightens the plot.
Do you have a way that works for you?