Summer is always a good time for me to sit down and get some editing done. Usually I am finishing up arrangements for various marching band, so I'm in overdrive when it comes to editing music. Because I edit all of my own music, I've developed a process that helps get clean, readable scores into director's hands. In my opinion, having a neatly edited score is as important as having a good composition/arrangement. Nobody will want to play your music if it's too difficult to read and put together musically.
Below is a guide I've typed up for all who are interested. By no means do I feel like this is a perfect guide that includes everything, but it is a few thoughts that are going through my head during this summer season of editing.
The musings of a composer that also band directs!! ... or maybe it's the other way around..