Good editing improves your writing so it’s accurate, brief, clear and easy to read. This post helps explain how effective editing does this, using examples from a real-life project. Use my ‘before editing’, ‘after editing’, tips and commentary to brush up your editing skills.
Proofreading requires time and effort and skill, and it’s not something you can effectively do last thing at night, or on the way to a meeting. Here are examples of the 3 most common errors I come across as a proofreader. Check for them in your next piece of writing. Once you know what you’re looking for, you’re more likely to find it.