Useful Tips for Self-Editing a Manuscript

A Writer's Path

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by Emily Nemchick

Whilst there is no substitute for hiring a professional editor, self-editing is an important skill for any writer to hone. For one thing, the more passes a manuscript gets, the fewer errors will remain in the final product. If you are using an editor, be sure to self-edit thoroughly first so they can focus on the things you have missed. If you are not using an editor, then self-editing is doubly essential. Here are a few tips to make sure you catch as many errors as possible.

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  1. #1 by Didi Oviatt - Author on July 2, 2017 - 9:29 am

    I’m right smack in the middle of a self edit, and I HATE editing lol… Great share πŸ™‚

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    • #2 by Felicia Denise on July 2, 2017 - 1:12 pm

      I want to meet the writer who LIKES to edit…so I can be all judgey! LMAO! πŸ˜€

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      • #3 by Didi Oviatt - Author on July 2, 2017 - 2:08 pm

        Me too lol… We could sit in the corner together and glare at her from across the room… And if that hag actually dares to say something we’ll just tell her, “You know why, biotch, you know why.”
        LOL

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      • #4 by Felicia Denise on July 2, 2017 - 2:10 pm

        ROFLMAO!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

        Yuuuuup! πŸ˜‰

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