Educational seminar about editing and proofreading

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Educational seminar about editing and proofreading, aimed at authors rather than my fellow editors and proofreaders

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  • 1. MichaelEdits.com michaeledits@michaeledits.com Twitter.com/MichaelEdits LinkedIn.com/in/MichaelEdits Plus.Google.com/+MichaelLaRoccaEdits Facebook.com/MichaelEdits
  • 2. Whats easier than destroying the evidence?
  • 3. Whats cheaper than destroying the evidence?
  • 4. Effective Writing Clear Simple Easy to understand Impossible to misunderstand Error free
  • 5. Spend some time thinking before you start writing your rough draft.
  • 6. Spend some time thinking before you start writing your rough draft. Compile a list of your ideas as you are thinking.
  • 7. Spend some time thinking before you start writing your rough draft. Compile a list of your ideas as you are thinking. Place the list in some order that makes sense to you.
  • 8. Spend some time thinking before you start writing your rough draft. Compile a list of your ideas as you are thinking. Place the list in some order that makes sense to you. Write the rough draft.
  • 9. Spend some time thinking before you start writing your rough draft. Compile a list of your ideas as you are thinking. Place the list in some order that makes sense to you. Write the rough draft. Write a final draft that shows some changes from the initial draft.
  • 10. 1. After you finish writing it, put it away until youve forgotten what you wrote. You want to look at it again with fresh eyes. Instead of seeing what you meant to write, you want to see what you actually did write. Five Tips For Editing Your Own Writing
  • 11. 1. After you finish writing it, put it away until youve forgotten what you wrote. You want to look at it again with fresh eyes. Instead of seeing what you meant to write, you want to see what you actually did write. 2. Print your manuscript and edit it on paper. Away from the computer. Youll see more. Five Tips For Editing Your Own Writing
  • 12. 1. After you finish writing it, put it away until youve forgotten what you wrote. You want to look at it again with fresh eyes. Instead of seeing what you meant to write, you want to see what you actually did write. 2. Print your manuscript and edit it on paper. Away from the computer. Youll see more. 3. Read it aloud. Youll automatically simplify it that way, which is always good. Five Tips For Editing Your Own Writing
  • 13. 1. After you finish writing it, put it away until youve forgotten what you wrote. You want to look at it again with fresh eyes. Instead of seeing what you meant to write, you want to see what you actually did write. 2. Print your manuscript and edit it on paper. Away from the computer. Youll see more. 3. Read it aloud. Youll automatically simplify it that way, which is always good. 4. Use the spelling and grammar features in your word processor. They arent perfect ask anybody but if you know the rules, you can decide which suggestions to accept and which to ignore. Five Tips For Editing Your Own Writing
  • 14. 1. After you finish writing it, put it away until youve forgotten what you wrote. You want to look at it again with fresh eyes. Instead of seeing what you meant to write, you want to see what you actually did write. 2. Print your manuscript and edit it on paper. Away from the computer. Youll see more. 3. Read it aloud. Youll automatically simplify it that way, which is always good. 4. Use the spelling and grammar features in your word processor. They arent perfect ask anybody but if you know the rules, you can decide which suggestions to accept and which to ignore. 5. Print it again. You missed something. Ink and toner cartridges are a racket, arent they? Five Tips For Editing Your Own Writing
  • 15. Bonus Tip: After I do all that, I show my writing to my lovely wife, and she shows me what else I missed. Who do you use? Five Tips For Editing Your Own Writing
  • 16. Why should you self-edit if youre just going to hire an editor anyway? Why not make him do everything? Helping him probably wont lower his price.
  • 17. MichaelEdits.com michaeledits@michaeledits.com Twitter.com/MichaelEdits LinkedIn.com/in/MichaelEdits Plus.Google.com/+MichaelLaRoccaEdits Facebook.com/MichaelEdits
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  • 24. Writers Show How Its Not Done A 3-year-old female presented with pain and swelling of the right elbow and was noted to have decreased use of the arm.
  • 25. Writers Show How Its Not Done A 3-year-old female presented with pain and swelling of the right elbow and was noted to have decreased use of the arm. A 3-year-old girl had pain and swelling of her right elbow and decreased use of her arm.
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