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The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 8. On Revision: Editing and Proofreading

Length: 44 pages18 minutes


This Little Book is a collection of suggestions, tips, and guidance for editing your first draft. Editing and Proofreading are time-consuming tasks and they can be daunting for new writers.
However, it is suggested here that you don’t pass the task off to someone else - at least not at first. Editing and proofreading your own first draft will do two things.
It will ensure that your work remains your own without the chance of any outside interference. It is easy for new writers who are unsure of their skills, to be intimidated and persuaded to make changes that alter the intent of their work. So doing it yourself at least at first draft stage will firm the story, the characters, and the intent in your mind.
It will also teach you a great deal. If your first draft is extremely rough you will have a lot of work to do. Learning how to do it the right way as you edit will help you to be a better writer when you next write a first draft.
There are some plans of action and a lot of worthwhile tips in this Little Book. I hope they help you

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