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117 Editing Ideas for Writers

117 very clever ideas for editing your writing faster and more effectively, leading to successful publication.

49 pages, ebook (PDF), £4.99

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Why you need this book

In today's ultra-competitive writing and publishing market, you need every advantage you can get. That's where our inspiring collection of writing ideas can help you.

Each of the 35 books in the ideas4writers collection is packed with versatile ideas, expert tips, and easy-to-implement practical advice.

You'll soon be writing brilliant books, amazing articles, and standout stories that will have readers, editors and publishers longing for more.

The EDITING collection includes:

  • Avoiding common mistakes
  • What to cut and what not to cut
  • How to debug your manuscript
  • Some easy ways to improve your descriptions
  • The double-editing secret
  • Editing from the outline
  • How to edit other people's work - and why you should
  • How to edit professionally
  • How to know when you've done enough
  • All about expert reviews
  • Fiction-editing essentials and check-list
  • How to fool-proof your manuscript
  • When and when not to use grammar checkers - and their alternatives
  • How to be your own editor
  • An instant editing masterclass
  • Why your mood is important when you edit
  • How (and when) to get other people involved
  • The overwriting (and underwriting) ratio and why you need to know it
  • How to turn your book into a page-turner
  • How to revitalise failed projects
  • What to do if you spot an error after its been published
  • Lots of ways of making editing faster and more effective
  • And much more - far too many great ideas to list here!

Be a more inspired, more productive and more successful writer with the ideas4writers ideas collection.

Excerpt: Competitive editing

Here's something you might like to try. Offer to edit another writer's work for him, and get someone else to edit that same piece of writing as well. You're now in competition with each other to see who can find the most mistakes.

This is a great way of learning to edit more effectively and efficiently. The competition element forces you to scrutinise the writing more closely - and teaches you to do the same when you edit your own work.

Both competitors (and/or the author) will need to agree that the mistakes you've identified are actually mistakes, of course, not just differences of style. Some people use more commas than others, for example, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're wrong.

This is also a good exercise for writing groups. Give each member an identical copy of a short story or article that's not quite up to publication standard, and get them to mark all the errors they find with a red pen. They could also suggest other improvements in style, rewording, and so on. At the next meeting, analyse the results and award a prize to whoever found the most genuine errors and/or made the best improvements. The person whose writing was being worked on will also have benefited from some free editing and critiquing. Perhaps each member could take it in turns to offer up one of their pieces for a regular (monthly, quarterly or yearly) editing competition. Or perhaps one of the members could write something that deliberately contains several errors, and everyone else has to try to spot them.

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