Editing can be a complex process, but this video and flowchart might help you get a better grasp on the whole thing.
If you're interested in getting your feet wet in professional editing, you're going to need to learn the basics of each stage of the process, from how to store data to how to package deliverables, and Sareesh Sudhakaran of wolfcrow has made it a little easier for you to do so. In the video below, you'll be guided through 10 stages of post-production, including editing, color grading, and mastering, to get a clearer idea of what a typical workflow looks like for professional editors. He's also made a handy infographic/flowchart that you can use to visualize the entire process. Check them out below:
And here's Sudhakaran's infographic that takes you through each stage:
There's really no "right" way to go about editing a project and workflows vary greatly depending on the editor, as well as the specific project they're working on. However, Sudhakaran's video and infographic lay out a great post pipeline for those who may not know exactly how the post-production process works, or all of what it entails.
To learn more, head on over to wolfcrow where Sudhakaran has provided links for additional study in his blog post.