10 Editing Hacks
Easy steps to clean up and improve your manuscript
This mini-course puts self-editing tasks into an easy-to-follow list format. You can check off each item before submitting your manuscript to anyone from critique partners to agents and editors. Most of the tasks are quick and use shortcuts in Word such as Find and Replace. Others are a bit more work-intensive, like culling extraneous adverbs or removing filter words and writing in deeper POV, but will ultimately strengthen your story.
I'm an editor and author coach who specializes in romance fiction. My clients range from bestselling authors like Pippa Grant and Lucy Score to new authors who are writing their first book. I worked with Entangled Publishing for four years as an intern then editorial assistant, where I acquired authors such as Kelly Jamieson and Carol Pavliska (currently writing as Carly Bloom). I have been a freelance editor for indie authors since 2016.
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