Self Edit

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!

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