Self-editing checklist

Writing is a craft, and there are steps that are necessary to create a paragraph, a paper, a book, a letter, a screenplay, etc. For most writing projects, you will usually follow these five distinctly different steps, and they should be considered in this order:

  1. Inventing
  2. Organizing
  3. Drafting
  4. Revising
  5. Editing

Editing is the most painful process among all these, right? Even if you have a brilliant idea in your head (and 5 more+amazingly precise examples). self-editing is essential. Unfortunately. I’m not a native speaker and practice English in many ways everyday, and my English is still far, fa-a-r from perfect. But few days ago I discovered the Grammar Girl and omg, I was looking for her literary for ages! I’ll dedicate her the next post, but now I just want to share her brilliant self-editing checklist that makes everything SO easy.

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Download PDF: GrammarGirlEditingChecklist_ForSite

Self-editing checklist:

  • Wrong words (like affect/effect, lie/lay etc.)
  • Vague pronounce reference
  • Passive voice
  • Missing/Unnecessary capitalization
  • Shift in Verb tense
  • Sentence fragments
  • Monotonous sentence structure

+much more! Download it, print and use every time you need to check everything you wrote. You are welcome!

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