A good editor will also look for:
· Your writing style. Your editor should never try to change your voice. After all, this is your story.
· Formatting and consistency issues.
· Redundant words and phrases. Sometimes we tend to overuse certain words without realizing it. Your editor will help you catch these redundancies that can ruin your story and wear on the reader.
· Strong hooks. Using strong hooks will keep your readers turning the pages.
· How well you set the scene.
· POV (point of view) issues. Head-hopping will frustrate the reader.
· Dialogue issues. This will especially apply to speaker beats and tags.
· Showing, not telling. Your editor will help you put your reader in the scene and even inside the character’s head by showing external and internal conflict.
· Proper use of backstory.
· Syntax. This is the rhythm and flow of your sentences and paragraphs.
There are many other elements involved in the process, but this will give you a better idea of what to expect.