Useful Tips for Self-Editing a Manuscript
To this list, I would add: read your manuscript from end to beginning. Checking it this way means you aren’t reading the story in context and are less likely to miss something. Nicely done!
by Emily Nemchick
Whilst there is no substitute for hiring a professional editor, self-editing is an important skill for any writer to hone. For one thing, the more passes a manuscript gets, the fewer errors will remain in the final product. If you are using an editor, be sure to self-edit thoroughly first so they can focus on the things you have missed. If you are not using an editor, then self-editing is doubly essential. Here are a few tips to make sure you catch as many errors as possible.
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