Kate explains how 😀
So many stories, and books, with huge potential fall, at the last post due to careless or non existent editing. Poor grammar, spelling mistakes, and inconsistencies in the plot add to their downfall. I’m as guilty as the next person, to some extent, as I have a problem with commas and similar sounding words, such as loath (reluctant) and loathe (to hate or despise). That said, I do try to learn from my mistakes and try not to repeat them.
Editing, whether self editing or hiring an editor, is essential. A piece of writing should ideally be groomed and polished as much as possible, until it gleams! I self edit, with the aid of a gem of a little tool, called Natural Free Reader. This, as the name implies, offers a free or paid version of an editing tool that reads your manuscript back to you, thus making it easier…
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