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Useful Tips for Self-Editing a Manuscript

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By Emily Nemchick. Whilst there is no substitute for hiring a professional editor, self-editing is an important skill for any writer to hone. For one thing, the more passes a manuscript gets, the fewer errors will remain in the final product. If you are using an editor, be sure to self-edit thoroughly first so they can focus on the things you have missed. If you are not using an editor, then self-editing is doubly essential. Here are a few tips to make sure you catch as many errors as possible.

Use spellcheck (or an outside grammar tool)
This is really the most fundamental thing you need to do before anything else. If you are writing in Word, even running the basic Spelling and Grammar tool can catch a whole host of mistakes that…

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Pencil in bamboo on wood table background

Useful Tips for Self-Editing a Manuscript

Pencil in bamboo on wood table background


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