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November 18, 2019

Editing Techniques PowerPoint Presentation / Vlog


Thanks for you interest in my vlog post about editing techniques!

This was a PowerPoint presentation that I did for a local writer's meeting. I decided to share it because writers have to self-edit/revise. It's just part of our jobs as writers. And in this post, I provide techniques to make reading your manuscript over and over again a bit more bearable.

I hope you find the information useful.

Enjoy!


Editing Techniques

Length: 10:08


QUESTION: What are your editing techniques?


18 comments:

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I do most most of those, all but changing the font and color. I never thought of that. Great tip!

sherry fundin said...

i know our eyes can play tricks on seeing something different than what is on the page so i thing these tricks would be very helpful
sherry @ fundinmental

Chrys Fey said...

You're welcome!

Chrys Fey said...

Definitely! I can spot typos that I never saw before by doing something different.

Patricia said...

I've recently tried changing the font. I kept seeing people claim that changing it to...I can't even remember anymore. They claimed some font would help you edit faster. I can't say if it worked for me.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've always printed out my manuscript. I found stuff on a printed page better than on a screen. Not too much cutting on mine though. Lots of adding though.

Lisa Thomson said...

Chrys, thank you so much for these tips! I have done many of these in my editing process but not all. I have never tried the enable speak task in Microsoft. So, I just did it following your instructions---it's really helpful! Hearing our writing out loud by someone else is a great technique. I would also say that letting my manuscript rest is the hardest thing to do but necessary.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I need to read out loud more often. I tend to go over my own stuff so many times. At least 3 threes per manuscript. LOL

Liz A. said...

I'll have to watch the video when I'm in a place to do so.

nashvillecats2 said...

Great tips Chrys, must remember them.

Yvonne.

Chrys Fey said...

I've only changed the size and color of the font. I wonder what font they're talking about.

Chrys Fey said...

Print can help you to find places that need more details, etc.

Chrys Fey said...

I'm glad you were able to enable the Speak tool in Microsoft with my instructions. When my books were made into audio books, I was able to spot errors. Kinda late considering they were published. lol

Chrys Fey said...

Three times is normal. :)

Chrys Fey said...

No problem. :)

Chrys Fey said...

You're welcome, Yvonne!

T. Powell Coltrin said...

These are great. I'm not the best self editor. That's why I hire people.

Teresa

Chrys Fey said...

Of course! :)