My answers to 'You tell me I need to edit my work. But what do I need to check?'
Editing is the final process before sending your writing into the big, wide world. 'But, why? And how?' you ask. Read on for my tips.
'Proofreading, editing or indexing a document isn’t done by a computer program, it’s carried out by an actual human being.'
Will this help your nonfiction writing?
Using headings in your nonfiction writing helps both the writing and the reading processes.
Editing can be more than 'fixing' words. An experienced editor has a wealth of knowledge that can sharpen your writing in quite unexpected ways.
I prefer 'show and tell' rather than giving wordy explanations. Enjoy these examples (with very brief comments) of simple ways you can sharpen your writing - and that will please your readers.
Fiction writers work hard to develop their voice. And it's just as important for business writers. Learn how a style guide for your business will help keep your writing consistent, clear, engaging and sharp.
Misplaced words and phrases can give the wrong message. Enjoy this collection of 'danglers'.
Keep your writing tight and sharp by being aware of tautologies - and eliminating them (except when you can't find another way to make your point).