The Write Focus

3:4 / Edit and Correct / Prep for Publication

January 19, 2022

Edit and Correct are harsh-sounding words that can strike fear in writers. They think, “I know nothing about grammar. I can’t edit. Let me hire someone.” And I retort, “Yes, but not yet.”

What do I mean by “not yet”? Why am I implying that we can do most of the editing and correction ourselves? Because we can. Be Brave and Try.

  • 1:00 Never Fear Proofreading
  • 2:25 You are in Control
  • 3:35 Proofreaders & Line Editors
  • 5:20 Objective Distance / 1st Editing Round = Full Speed Ahead.
  • 6:12 2nd Editing Round = Segment the MS
  • 6:45 3rd Editing Round = Reverse Engines
  • 7:15 4th Editing Round = Full Steam Ahead w/ Many Eyes & Real-Life Awkward Example from a Seminar (Names not given, a few details changed to protect the innocent, main details untouched)
  • 11:17 Can’t Afford a Proofreader?
  • 13:39 Next Week
  • 14:00 Inspiration / Elinor Fuchs

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