Editing

10 Extra Ways To Proofread Your Writing Like A Boss

I bet you’ve heard the maxim 'Epistola non erubescit' by Cicero, which means 'Paper can't blush'. He said it 2,000 years ago. Some writers treat their audience like paper and they don't even try to proofread their texts, leaving this task to online spell checkers instead. That's sad! Writers…

The Science Behind Writing Drunk And Editing Sober

Ernest Hemingway is famously misquoted as having said 'write drunk, edit sober'. It may sound as if it is something he could have said, but as Jeff Goins explains, even if he had said it, he certainly did not practise what he preached. Brendan Brown…

The 5 Most Common Editing And Proofreading Mistakes

Although editing and proofreading are often mentioned together, they are two different things. Editing means improving writing to put a message across in the best way. Proofreading means checking to ensure the writing is technically and aesthetically sound. (From 18 Things Writers Need To Know About…

18 Things Writers Need To Know About Editing And Proofreading

Although editing and proofreading are often mentioned together, they are two different things. Editing means improving writing to put the writer's message across in the best way. Proofreading means checking to ensure the writing is technically and aesthetically sound. What is editing? Oxford Dictionaries defines…

3 Essential Editing Tips For Writers

Three Tips To Cache Those Typos You saw it, didn’t you? Even if spell check didn't. You can't ignore that single, pesky mistake. It bothers us. What bothers us even more is that we tend to spot others’ mistakes more quickly than we spot our…

An Editing Checklist For Writers

Are you thinking about editing your own copy? At Writers Write, we give our students a Rewriting Checklist as part of our Writers Write course. This helps to correct any obvious errors the writer may have made. There are four types of book editing - developmental, substantive, line,…

Rewriting – A Checklist For Authors

Are you about to rewrite your book? Here are 30 questions to ask when you're rewriting your novel. You may enjoy these useful posts: An Editing Checklist For Writers 12-Steps to Self-Editing - your stress-free guide to preparing a manuscript How to rewrite and revise your…

4 Types Of Book Editing

1. Developmental Editing (Part of the rewriting process) Any or all of the following: Working with the client and, usually, the author of a book or other document to develop a manuscript from initial concept, outline, or draft (or some combination of the three) through…

You Can Submit A Better Manuscript

Becoming a best-selling author is the driving force behind every aspiring writer. Only the most determined make it. Writers Write offers an advisory service to help bring your manuscript to the required standard for submission to a literary agent or publisher. Once you have completed your…
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