Writing Hack #27 of 33—Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Who Crave to Be to Published
Now that your writing is passionately flowing stories with excitement and action, let’s focus on how to polish your writing. Understand that the “art of writing” and the “craft of writing” are different mindsets. For best results do these different types of work in phases so that you are not demanding your mind to shift back and forth from the “art” to the “craft.” If you have not read Hack #10 Art and Craft of Writing you might want to review that tip now.
The writing industry offers many options to polish your writing. The three main ones include content editing, copy editing, and proofreading. I find that I can easily edit my own writing, but only if I wait a few weeks or months, after writing it. Content editors charge from $75-$100 an hour. However, this is a cost I do not want to incur. Therefore, I have learned how to edit, and consequently, also to self-edit. The key to effective self-editing is to edit with a fresh mind, and fresh eyes, which requires letting your writing sit for at least 3 weeks or longer.
I wrote a mini-course, 10 DIY Self-Editing Tips for a Smoothly Written Ride, which is phenomenal for saving hundreds and thousands of dollars in editing. As for copy editing, and proofreading, I suggest hiring a specialist from one of the freelance sites. These are very detailed types of work, and editing takes ongoing practice in order to develop the eye and mind to catch the details of the work.
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