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Seeing Red

May 7, 2016

You know, there's one thing that has always amazed me about editing: you always find room for improvement.

 

I've edited four books now and am working on my fifth.  With each one, I've become more aware with how to go about it.  I've also learned that with a decent system and a few different sets of eyes on a project, proofreading can actually be a very entertaining job.

 

Yet, there is just something so fulfilling when I go through an edit and see all of the red marks on the page.  I actually like seeing them there.  To me, it is a sign of improvement when I am not blinded by the changes I need to make.  When I can go through after 2 rounds, or 3 or 4 rounds of editing and see the red lines, that proves to me that I am catching my mistakes and giving myself the chance to improve them.

 

Although, nothing compares to the group edits.  Purple, blue, green, and red all marking up a project with notations, gender-swap-fixes, and the occasional graphic innuendo...  Good times, good times.

 

Well, now that I've said my piece, I suppose it's time to get back to that editing ordeal.  The first 2 rounds are fun.  When we get to round 3, I'll be crying like every other writer/editor you know, hehehe.

 

Before I go, just a reminder that the giveaway for a signed copy of "Ivy" will end on May 10, 2016.  If you wish to give it a shot, just head on over to Goodreads and enter!

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