My post in this month’s Rhobin’s Rounds focused on line editing. I didn’t even realise I’d missed out on the equally important process of content editing until reading this excellent description by Helena Fairfax.
It’s time for this month’s authors’ Round Robin, and author Robin Courtright has set us another excellent topic…
How do you self-edit your books before submitting or publishing?
When I wrote my first novel I knew very little about the editing process. In my naivety, I thought
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editing involved checking for spelling mistakes and picking up on grammatical errors.
I’ve learned a great deal since then, and my ideas about editing have changed completely. Although details are important, people will generally forgive a typo here or there, or the odd time you said ‘which’ when you meant ‘that’. Unless your manuscript is riddled with this type of mistake, minor errors won’t generally make a reader put a book down.
There are some important areas that could easily lose your readers’ interest, though. In order to self-edit, you need to be able to take a step back…
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