on Blog BookBaby:
Self-editing a piece slated for publishing goes beyond spell-checking your work. These writing mistakes should also be addressed to ensure your writing is clear, vibrant, and effective.
There is nothing worse than reading your published work and finding a huge, glaring mistake you should have caught in editing. (Ask me how I know!)
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a blog post, a personal essay, or a novel: there are some mistakes we don’t always catch when we edit our own work.
Sure, we all know to check for spelling and grammar. But there is so much more to editing your writing than a quick proofread. Some of these mistakes might not have even occurred to you. Here are five things you should check before you hit “publish.”