10 Editing Hacks

10 Editing Hacks

Easy steps to clean up and improve your manuscript

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Who is this course for?

  • Any author who is ready to polish their manuscript before sending it to beta readers, agents or editors

What you’ll learn

  • Use the Find and Replace features in Word to remove extra spaces and tabs, ensure chapters are numbered sequentially, and check for proper punctuation
  • Comb through your writing style and voice to improve readability and deepen point of view
  • Utilize (free!) tools like grammar checkers and narration for a final review

About the course

This mini-course puts self-editing tasks into an easy-to-follow list format.

You can check off each item before submitting your manuscript to anyone from critique partners to agents and editors.

Most of the tasks are quick and use shortcuts in Word such as Find and Replace. Others are a bit more work-intensive, like culling extraneous adverbs or removing filter words and writing in deeper POV, but they will ultimately strengthen your story.

This mini-course puts self-editing tasks into an easy-to-follow list format.

You can check off each item before submitting your manuscript to anyone from critique partners to agents and editors.

Most of the tasks are quick and use shortcuts in Word such as Find and Replace. Others are a bit more work-intensive, like culling extraneous adverbs or removing filter words and writing in deeper POV, but they will ultimately strengthen your story.

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Lesson Name & What’s Included
10 Editing Hacks
1 lesson, 38 minutes

Instructor

I'm an editor, mentor and author coach who specializes in romance fiction. My clients range from bestselling authors like Pippa Grant and Lucy Score to new authors who are writing their first book. I worked with Entangled Publishing for four years as an intern then editorial assistant, where I acquired authors such as Kelly Jamieson and Carol Pavliska (currently writing as Carly Bloom). I have been a freelance editor for indie authors since 2016. You can find me online at www.jessicasnyderedits.com or Facebook, where I share editing tips, silly memes and career advice. I have writing tips on TikTok @icaedits and post travel, food, dog and book photos on Instagram, also @icaedits.

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7 thoughts on “10 Editing Hacks

  1. J Hudson

    Extremely helpful course for me. Jess breaks it down into manageable pieces so it’s not overwhelming.

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