Monday, November 18

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?


17 comments:

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

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  2. 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

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

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  3. 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.

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

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  4. 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.

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

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  5. 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.

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    1. 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

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  6. 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

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

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  8. Great tips Chrys, must remember them.

    Yvonne.

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

    Teresa

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