But you have to do it. Sometimes your partner doesn't have time to go over your copy. Or your ACD or CD. Sometimes you have to figure it out for yourself.
So now that you've written 5 or 6 versions (you did write several drafts and options right??) and have settled on the strongest, best-written piece, it's time to edit.
Ten Editing Tips from the Tweed
2. Check your spelling and grammar. Use spell check then also go through for words spell check may not get - many homophones (pored/poured), common mistakes like than/then and it's/its. (I always have to look for British spellings that still seep out of me)
3. Read it backward. start from the last sentence and read to the first - reading them out of context helps you notice mistakes better
Now, start going through your work with a fine tooth comb and looking at ways you can really make it stronger.
Is there one word that means “ran quickly” or “said angrily”?
He wore a blue jacket isn't really telling me much. What shade of blue? How did he wear it? How did the jacket look? Feel? Smell?