Essential things to remember when you are self-editing. Reading aloud will certainly help greatly. One of my personal tips is to use “xxx” to mark sections I know I need to come back to and “xx” for single words to be replaced.
A lot of us edit our own work. Sometimes we are the only ones who edit it, and other times, we edit it ourselves over and over before sending it out to someone else for review. The problem with self-editing is that not many who do it are actually trained in editing, so knowing what to look for can be difficult and time consuming.
So, as an editor and writer, I’d like to share some tips and tricks with you so that you can edit more efficiently, or even create a better product.
- Become familiar with “Track Changes” in Microsoft Word. This is an editing function that allows for inline edits, inserted comments, and formatting changes. When going over a draft, or having someone else go over one for you, use it. You won’t regret it.
- Use “ctrl f”. When you press ctrl and then f, it opens up a search…
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