Revising after that initial dump of creativity is hard, but a few techniques exist as a starting point when facing the seemingly insurmountable task of turning — as Jessica puts it — your beloved dumpster fire into the brilliant gem it’s destined to become.
The end goal of any editing is to leave the writer excited to develop and strengthen their work with your comments while giving them the critiques they need to polish their work. Arwyn shares five things they always do when editing someone’s work.
Imagine this, you’re sitting in your favorite writing space, frantically scribbling on the page until you finally see it, the words you’ve been waiting to see you since you began writing: “The End.” Reaching the end of a manuscript can be a thrilling, cathartic experience, but for many, it invokes new anxieties. In this article we’ll be addressing these concerns.
Other than a writer’s time, editing services can be one of the costliest purchases for a manuscript. However, paying an editor will increase your final project’s value. Whether you are considering hiring a copyeditor for your fifth published book, or you are halfway through your first experience with an editor, here are five steps to help you get the most value out of your editorial experience.
Congratulations! You’ve written your first draft, put it out of your mind for a few weeks (or months) and are prepared to dive back into edits. You’ve got your colored pens or highlighters at the ready; your characters eagerly await your return. But where to start?