10 Easy But Essential Self-Editing Tips

A quickie course to help writers edit their manuscript

Editing's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. And, frankly, the best person for the task is you, the author.

Sure, you can hire an editor to clean up your mess, but here are some great reasons for learning a few handy, essential self-editing tips:

  • The messier your writing is, the more money you'll have to spend to get someone else to clean it up. Learning to self-edit saves money.
  • As with anything we do, we should give it our best. If we want to call ourselves professional writers, we should take pride in mastering our craft. And that means being an accurate and proficient wordsmith.
  • When you've gotten in the habit of self-editing, it will make writing every book so much easier. Weak, sloppy writing hinders and slows creativity. Learning some editing techniques will smooth the way and save you time in the long run.

While this short course doesn't cover every single editing tip, it will give you 10 quick and easy tips to get you started on the road to a cleaner, tighter, better manuscript. Take the challenge and see if applying these tips shows marked improvement in your prose!

Your Teacher

Kathy Ide
Kathy Ide

Kathy Ide has been a published author since 1989 and a full-time freelance editor since 1998. She is the author of Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors and ghostwriter of both fiction and nonfiction books. Kathy has also been a full-time freelance editor/mentor, working with new writers, established authors, and book publishers.

She is the founder and director of The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network (www.TheChristianPEN.com), for aspiring and established editors, and the Christian Editor Network (www.ChristianEditor.com), which matches authors, agents, and publishers with professional editorial freelancers.

You can find out more about Kathy on her website/blog at www.KathyIde.com. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Goodreads, and ShoutLife.

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take this course?
Anyone who wants to improve their writing chops. While some of the tips apply specifically to writing fiction, nonfiction authors can benefit from learning and utilizing these self-editing tips in their writing.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course—you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like—across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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