Re: How do you edit your own writing?

Subject: Re: How do you edit your own writing?
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 11:13:23 -0800

"Peter Shea (USF)" wrote:
> Read your work out loud whenever you can. The ear catches things that the
> eye does not.

Hearing the work is especially good for catching pompous and obscure
phrases, I find.

But the voice seems as much a part of the process as the ear. If I
hesitate over speaking a phrase, it's probably one that needs to be

To a certain extent, I've developed a mental ear that works much the
same as the actual one, but I still rely on speaking and hearing if
I'm uncertain.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com
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