If you’re editing and you’re like me, you don’t want to spend any more time at this task than you need to. That’s why, before you start adding comas and deleting adverbs, you might want to keep in mind how these pros do the job. I certainly wish I had done so before I did the editing of Olivia’s Choice. Instead of an entire year, the thing might have been done much sooner.
http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2011/05/how-i-edit.html–author, writer and literary agent, Nathan Bransford knows writing. Here’s how he edits.
http://www.demerybunn.com/blog/2013/12/30/the-joy-and-necessity-of-editing-2-novel-length-edits/ — Big edits first. Don’t edit the little things first. It’s like choosing paint while you still haven’t finished the roof.
http://www.demerybunn.com/blog/2014/03/19/the-joy-and-necessity-of-editing-7-in-line-revision/— little edits. When the big guys are done, check out those little things. They add up, so get a good cup of coffee and your eagle eye.
http://elizabethspanncraig.com/1559/approaching-messy-first-drafts/–when you don’t know where to start, start here.
http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2013/06/how-i-self-edit-my-novels-15-steps-from.html—IPPY Award-winning and internationally published author of the Amazon bestsellers Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel, as well as the western A Man Called Outlaw, the medieval epic Behold the Dawn, and the epic fantasy Dreamlander, K.M. Weiland certainly knows writing. This is how she edits.
http://romanceuniversity.org/2012/09/07/five-things-to-consider-during-revisions-with-loucinda-mcgary/–five things to look for while you’re editing by author Loucinda McGary.
http://romanceuniversity.org/2012/03/09/the-best-way-to-edit-by-tracy-sumner/–If the traditional ways don’t work for you, try this post!
http://www.profkrg.com/11-tips-for-editing-your-own-writing–eleven clear steps anyone can follow.
Do you have a way to edit that works for you? Share it! I’d certainly love any tips you can send my way.