Self-Editing Tips | Story Empire

Hi, SE Readers. Joan here today. I’ve been in the editing mode of late. It never ceases to amaze me how many mistakes I find. I edit, then I send pages to my critique partners thinking I’ve got a pretty clean copy. They find other things I’ve missed. So, I edit some more. Whether you…
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You can probably tell from my recent re-blogs that I’m in the thick of the editing jungle. Self-editing my way to a cleaner manuscript with better pacing. I’ve bushwhacked my way through many ” crutch” words ( that, well and so) and redirected my passive course onto a more active one.

I’m not the best at self-editing but I am improving with help from my bestie and writing-wizard @tattooeddaughter and from blogs like this one from

This blog has a concise checklist of ways to help self-edit, and I’ve added it to my own.

Anyone else out there in the throes of self-editing?? Share some tips and feel free to vent!


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