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Editing your own work is hard! Even if you hire an outside editor, and I totally recommend that you want to present the best work you can. Writers and Authors shares a lovely checklist to help you edit your work.
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How to Be Your Own Editor: 5 Common Mistakes to Fix
by Jo Linsdell
Here are some common problems I see new writers make. When editing my own work, I use the following checklist:
- Overused words
— Examples: very, only, just, always, never, already, every, often, almost, got, feel, seem, started to, began to, tried to.
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