3 responses to “The Lost Art of Editing”

  1. Michael

    My advice: Marry a talented writer/editor, trade rough drafts regularly, and keep your mind open and your skin thick. Worked for me. (And you, too, Eric–no?)

  2. Cheryl

    Michael,
    The resident web goddess applauds your sentiment and thanks you effusively.

  3. Cindy Martin

    #1 MUST DO is the read-aloud approach you suggest. I read with theatrical passion (to myself, behind closed doors), but perhaps that’s more effective for syntax and rhythm. If ya don’t know your intransitive “lie,” then you’re still SOL. You’d need an editor for that, which brings us full circle to the original problem: crummy editing. Just make sure you’ve got a damn good editor: that’s still the best advice.

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