I am still working on this one!
Based on information from reliable sources, this is what I ‘get’ or understand about self editing.
Take it line by line.
Look at the obvious – grammar and punctuation. When in doubt, look it up.
- There are many sources, Grammar Girl on-line, English grammar books from high school as well as college classes, etc.
- dictionary, thesaurus
Read it aloud.
- Record and play back later to really hear what it sounds like.
- Have someone else read it to you.
Set it aside and come back to do the above at a later time (I rarely do that for posts).
If you have more suggestions, please share!