Brennan Reid talks us through the process of editing your work ready for publication.
There are two ways to edit a manuscript, each of which should be performed in conjunction with one another:
- Do it yourself.
- Have someone do it for you.
Pencils are nowhere near as intimidating.
Simple, right? It should be. I’m not going to preach about editing and prepping a final, publish-ready draft — we’re all serious here about writing, so we already know this. Instead, I’m going to investigate a few different ways I go about editing and why I think it’s the most stressful job in the world.
What To Edit For
I’m an extremely harsh self-editor. I knew this but didn’t realize the extent until I started going through draft and draft of my 75,000 word sci-fi project. I’d change a name, drop a hint, shift a scene, pull words, and do everything I could to become totally confident in the final draft. It was (and still is)…
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