Self-Editing: Tips & Tools for Editing Yourself
Self-editing is an essential part of the writing process, but not every writer looks forward to revising their own words critically. Some writers skip the self-editing process altogether, hoping that readers, agents, and friends will see beyond the typo and feel their story instead. Rarely does this approach work. However, self-editing can be fun and something to look forward to with the right tools, tips, and training. In this OnDemand webinar, Aria Gmitter teaches a valuable framework for self-editing books, blogs, and pitch letters. She shares the tools that help spot grammatical errors and structural flaws with you. She explains why it’s crucial to self-edit critically, from start to finish, and how the editing process will help you become a better writer with time, skill, and practice.
Aria Gmitter, M.F.A., M.S. is a writer, Senior editor, and literary agent at Whimsey Literary Agency. She’s the author of The Horror Tarot Deck And Guidebook published by Insight Editions (release date: July 12, 2022), and “Friend of the Fatherless,” Encountering Jesus: Modern-Day Stories of His Supernatural Presence and Power, by Bethany House Publishers. Her works have been featured on MSN, Yahoo!, iHeartRadio, FoxNews, Best Lawyers, YourTango, Cosmo, and more around the world.
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