Novelist Rachel Carrera had this awesome idea to collect editing tips from authors and share them with the world. Check out her blog for tips from me and other authors. Thanks Rachel.
A while back, I posted a call to all writers who wanted to share their editing tips, and Kristina Stanley volunteered. If you don’t already follow Kristina’s blog, you’re missing a real treat. So without further ado, here’s Kristina:
Please share one to three tips or tricks that you use when editing your work, how specifically you use them, and why they work for you.
I have the computer read the words out loud to me. You can also do this with your eReader. I use this method to find where I tend to repeat words. When I read, I don’t hear the words as well. This also works for finding small words that are incorrect. It’s hard to see ‘if ‘versus ‘of’ but I can hear the difference. The computer also doesn’t allow you to skim, so you have to focus on every word.
I keep a large spreadsheet, so I can check…
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