Tag: editing myths

Reasons People Avoid Editing (+ Why They Shouldn’t)

Posted September 18, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
Reasons People Avoid Editing (+ Why They Shouldn’t)

  People hate editing. It fills them with dread as they side-eye their draft wondering how little editing they can get away with. When I named my business, I always envisioned that the path of least revision meant approaching the editing process in a way that increases your efficiency and decreases your frustrations and the […]

Editing Myth #4: Passive Voice Should Be Eradicated

Posted March 19, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
Editing Myth #4: Passive Voice Should Be Eradicated

Passive voice and I got well acquainted while I was in grad school. It’s not just that it was often used in textbooks and the articles we read, though that is certainly where I saw the most passive constructions. During a semester of teaching advanced grammar, I actually taught it. And that’s why I’m baffled by […]

Editing Myth #3: One editing pass is enough.

Posted December 13, 2011 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
Editing Myth #3: One editing pass is enough.

  Editing Truth: You need more than one editing pass. Whenever I write something for my blog, or anything anyone else sees, I read over it multiple times. I’ll probably read through this post 10+ times by the time I’ve finished writing it.  But even then, I can almost guarantee there will still be some […]