Tag: self-editing

The Secret to Better Self-Editing

Posted January 15, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
The Secret to Better Self-Editing

Ahh, self-editing. For most writers (including me!), it’s not a favorite part of the writing and publishing process. There’s no shame in disliking it, unless you skip it. That’s just naughty. And while you can use an automatic self-editing tool to ease the process, one low-tech tactic is guaranteed to help you catch more: Reading […]

5 Tips to Self-Edit Your Novel Effectively

Posted January 9, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
5 Tips to Self-Edit Your Novel Effectively

Writing and publishing aren’t the same. If you think publishing is a button you click after you write that gloried “The End,” you’re wrong—and you’ll probably pay for it later with cranky reviews over a poorly edited book. The first step in your publishing process is when you get down and dirty with your own […]

Meaning Gap: The Line Between Funny and Failure

Posted October 31, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
Meaning Gap: The Line Between Funny and Failure

Alissa Vecchio and I created the hashtag #TortureThyEditor on Twitter to commiserate over the tedious and asinine tasks we do. When you have to spend an entire 1,000 word article removing the extra space between sentences, editing is far from glamorous. We created #TortureThyEditor to be funny, not cruel or harsh or negative. It’s an outlet […]

A Step-by-Step Look at the Editing Process

Posted August 22, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
A Step-by-Step Look at the Editing Process

What does the editing process look like? Though it varies for each person—we all have our own idiosyncrasies—the editing process should involve self-editing, beta readers, a content editor, a copy editor, and a proofreader*. The more eyes on your book, the better. Here’s the process I went through with Blog Events: 1. Write You can’t […]