Self-editing for Writers

This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar and Diana Rowland discuss the all-important, and absolutely necessary topic of self-editing.

Knowing how to edit your work is just as important as knowing how to write your work, especially as an indie writer author. Even if you plan to turn your manuscript over to a professional freelance editor, you’ve got to do the best job possible on your own before turning it over to your editor doing so. Do your homework: learn your grammar and punctuation, learn structure, and fix everything you can. Even be willing to kill your darlings if you need to. Use beta readers. The better the copy your editor receives, the better the quality, and more useful the edits, you will receive back — and often, the less money it’ll cost you.

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