Every Writer Needs An Editor

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samantha stierThis week’s “Writing through the Year” journey takes us to the theme of “Simplifying.” I thought it would be a good opportunity to talk to my editor about how she clarifies and simplifies and “clears the clutter” from my writing. She’ll offer basic self-editing tips and suggestions for spring cleaning your manuscript.

Even though I edit manuscripts for other people, I always have someone else edit my books. Not only do good editors catch typos and continuity issues, but oftentimes they see something about books that writers themselves have missed.

So this week on WriteSpa’s BlogTalkRadio show, I’m featuring Samantha Stier. Come join us: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 6 PM EST.

4 thoughts on “Every Writer Needs An Editor

  • I need an editor for my epic about scientists, but it is currently at 60,000 lines of blank verse which is about 430,000 words, so hiring an editor would be so expensive! I have to rely on my own sharp eyes and puritanical perfectionism in this case.

  • Lines of blank verse don’t require an editor as much as novels – or prose books – do. And I’m sure your sharp eyes and perfectionism will catch the typos. There are some tricks to this. Here’s one: Read each line backward, starting with the very last line. Typos jump out that way. Tedious, but it works.

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