RE: How do you edit your own writing?

Subject: RE: How do you edit your own writing?
From: anonymous
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 18:45:31 -0500

Reading this thread is strange karma for me. I just completed a first time
medical writing project this morning after numerous agonizing self edits.
It is truly a frightening job. Kudos to some of the brilliant listers with
their suggestions! I tried several of them and wished I could have seen
more before handing final copy in today!

The items that really worked for me were:

1. Starting fresh in the morning to review text written the day before.

2. Using that ruler for "line by line" review.

3. Reading from the end to the beginning.

I must add that if at all possible have a co-worker, friend, or in my case,
a husband who works in business take a look at the work to at least see if
the piece makes sense and is readable. I was blind to simple errors after
editing myself for 3 days.

Keep up the great ideas and thank you. My boss loved the completed project.
Some of you made my day!

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