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:
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.
Download PDF: GrammarGirlEditingChecklist_ForSite
- 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!