Another way to edit

Before I read through a draft of a manuscript, I turn the words red in Word and turn them black as I comb through each paragraph, making initial changes along the way. Rinse and repeat as necessary.

Benefits of this method:

  • Helps the writer keep track of where he left off
  • Helps the writer see how much he has done for that day
  • Helps the writer see how much he has left to finish
  • Helps the writer concentrate on writing style
  • It’s easy.

This method of editing is best for having a finished, early draft. Other forms of editing, rewriting and revising may need to take place, but this method helps keep me motivated. Hope you find it helpful.

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