How do you go about editing your writing?

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  1. lovebuglena profile image85
    lovebuglenaposted 6 years ago

    How do you go about editing your writing?

    After you've written something (be it an article, a fiction piece, a short story, a blog, a book, etc.) how do you go about editing it? What is the process that you utilize to get your work to be the best it can be? Do you get others involved in helping you edit or do you do it on your own?

  2. dahoglund profile image81
    dahoglundposted 6 years ago

    I don't have anyone to edit for me. I go over it with spell check. I then print it out and go over it manually and make correction. Even them I get typo's.

  3. Patkay profile image92
    Patkayposted 6 years ago

    I also do it myself. I read and re-read all the time making corrections. But I believe if it was possible, it would be good to have someone else do it on your behalf. We, even if we are writers, will still miss something like a typo, using the wrong word, or even grammar.

  4. samsons1 profile image78
    samsons1posted 6 years ago

    Thank goodness for MicroSoft Office 2010 Professional.  It automatically corrects your spelling and grammar as you type.  Also, naturally speaking software helps greatly...

  5. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    read it out loud.  You will often pick up on mistakes by reading what you have written in this way.  The act of reading it verbatim and hearing it can show you if you have worded something in a funky way or if you have skipped some punctuation etc. 

    I also sometimes have others proofread certain parts if I think it is "off" somehow.  Also, walk away from whatever you have written and come back to it with fresh eyes in a few hours.

  6. Word Pools profile image84
    Word Poolsposted 6 years ago

    Use these elements of good writing to grade and evaluate your own writing skills, decide what to edit in your hubs and articles, and improve the overall quality of your work. read more

 
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