Writing Tips: Editing

Editing can be one of an author’s worst nightmares. It’s hard to effectively – and unemotionally – evaluate work produced by your own time, sweat, blood and tears. Yet writing is seldom perfect as first written, so authors must endure editing. Whether that editing results in changing only one word or misplaced comma or redoing an entire book, the final goal is to produce a volume worth readers dedicating their time and money to it. The links below won’t completely remove authors’ editing anguish, but they can help make it endurable.

How to self-edit your writing: 8 tips

A sampling of articles on revision and editing

Why Your Writing Sounds Weird (And What You Can Do About It)

6 Eyesores to Chop in Writing

How to Prepare Your Book for an Editor

 

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