Ask the Experts: Tips for Self-Editing

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As many of you know, I have been hard at work on my first novel. Currently, my focus has been on getting the story down and for once, have not disappeared down the rabbit hole of editing while I write, although the temptation has been great. After more than two years, I finally can see the end in sight and couldn’t be more excited!

I do plan to hire an editor for this novel, but in the meantime, I will clean up some of the apparent errors. As a practice, I use three-four editing tools for all my work, and I must say, I find them an essential tool in my writing.

  1. The Writer’s Diet is one of the first tools I use. A free resource, this tool provides an overview of your writing. Insert 100-1000 words to find out if your is writing is lean or flabby.
  2. The Hemingway…

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4 thoughts on “Ask the Experts: Tips for Self-Editing

  1. My editor and me, just finished my book a week or so ago, and it is amazing what an author can miss that an editor can find – like dozens of punctuation errors. Punctuation takes words and gives them emphasis, in all the right places! 🙂

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