5 tips for editing your own work

photo of magnified eyeFive brain hacks for tricking yourself into seeing text with fresh eyes are covered in this episode, an adaptation of my post on copyediting.com. While originally written for editors, these tips can help writers editing their own writing too; they are ways to trick your eyes into seeing what is actually there rather than what your mind thinks should be there.

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Original post: 5 Ways to Refocus Your Editing Eye

First and second episodes: Error Rates in Editing: What’s Your Save Percentage? and How many errors trigger a book reprint? (Spoilers: data shows 95% is the best humanly possible and, secondly, precious few.)

Read more about using colour to spot typos.

 

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Link to my Canadian, Eh? column on Copyediting.com

 

The image for this episode is by chrisbb, used under CC BY 2.0 license.