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"Big picture" stuff:
Structure, pacing, organization, cohesion, thematic development, etc.
Nitty-gritty writing specifics:
Grammar, mechanics, sentence structure, tone, etc.
Basically: the writing itself.
Editing for errors:
Typos, run-on sentences, formatting, stylistic consistency, etc.
Free writing resources
Not yet sure if you need an editor, but want some self-guided help?
Here are some excellent resources to help elevate your writing:
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) -- A very comprehensive guide for all things writing related. Whether you're looking for an explanation of comma splices or citing encyclopedic articles in APA style, the OWL has an answer for you.
Grammar Girl -- This is a collection of tips, articles, and podcasts on the finer points of writing. Ms. Fogarty includes great insight into the why of writing conventions, which I find far more helpful and interesting than a simple rule or chart.
Hemingway Editor -- Paste your writing into this platform and watch a multitude of feedback unfold: grade-level readability, voice, diction, sentence complexity. You can also download it for offline use.
Grammarly for Google Docs -- The default spellchecker for Google Docs is mediocre at best. With the Grammarly plugin, you're bound to catch more typos and mistakes. It's no substitute for a human editor, but it definitely helps clean up your document before sending it off.
Meetup -- This is a general site for finding groups and events, but you can search for writing-related activities in your area. The best step I've taken for my own writing habits was to join a writing group.