Editing Tips


How to Ask for Feedback on Your Writing

Writing feedback can be both invaluable and crushing. It’s crucial to get feedback on your writing, but it’s equally important to make sure you approach the right reviewer, in the right way, at the right time, with the right questions. In The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide: How to Make Revisions, Self-Edit, and Give and […]

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How to Improve Your English – Speaking, Reading, Writing

Even if you’re not an ESL student, these tips on how to improve your English will help you speak, read, and write better. This article is inspired by a recent comment: “I’m an Asian student studying in a foreign country,” says Howard on How to Write Good Sentences and Paragraphs. “I’ve found out this year […]


How to Proofread and Edit Your Writing

These editing and proofreading tips will improve your writing, and help you become a successful writer. I tend to edit as I write, which many a writing coach has spanked me for. If you’re as weak at editing as I am, read Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies. There’s no doubt about it: editing and revising the […]

How to Proofread and Edit Your Writing

Writers Most Common Writing Mistakes

10 Most Common Writing Mistakes, Plus 10 Remedies

You won’t just find the most common writing mistakes here; also included are ten remedies for writers who make the same mistakes over and over! These writing tips are from Vancouver-based writer and publication coach, Daphne Gray-Grant. “Effective writers understand that they are lifelong apprentices,” says Gray-Grant. “They learn by reading – constantly. Note: this is […]


Basic Writing Tips – 6 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Even the most successful writers need to review the basic writing tips occasionally! These six ways to improve your writing skills will keep you grounded and in touch with what really matters (a publishing contract is exciting, but doesn’t really matter. What really matters is that you’re constantly, happily, improving your writing skills!). Before the tips, a quip:  “There […]


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5 Practical Tips for Improving Your Writing Skills

These tips for improving your writing range from slowing down to connecting with your reader. There is a good writer in you somewhere; you need only take the time and do the work to find her! These writing tips are inspired by the recently launched Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing by Betsy […]


How to Edit Another Writer’s Writing – 7 Editing Tips

How do you edit another writer’s writing? Not by following the Golden Rule! (“Do unto other writers…”) These editing tips will help you edit someone else’s writing and help you ask other writers to edit your own work — and the first tip explains why writers should avoid the Golden Rule. Before the tips, a quip: […]


10 Book Writing Tips From Published Book Authors and Freelancers

These book writing tips are from published book authors, freelance copywriters, and bloggers. Fellow scribes, don’t yawn because you’ve heard these tips before! Instead, I challenge you to actually apply each tip when you’re writing your book. Before the tips, a quip: “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.  […]


Essay Writing Tips – How to Write College Essays and Term Papers

Knowing how to write college essays and term papers can make the difference between passing and failing a college course! These essay writing tips sprout from years of writing practice, and they’re kicked off by a publication coach. Before the tips, a quip: “A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must […]


5 Mistakes New Freelance Writers Make

New freelancers make mistakes that can easily be avoided – especially if they’re armed with these tips for successful writing from a professional writer! Here, Chris Brantner of HELP! Copy & Design doesn’t just reveal the biggest mistakes new writers make, he explains how to prevent them. “What is written without effort is in general read […]


Writing eBooks – 10 Tips to Make eBook Writing Easier

Ah, writing ebooks. I love it! These tips will make ebook writing and publishing easier, especially if you want to write a nonfiction ebook (but these tips apply to writing fiction ebooks, too). I’ve written two ebooks about writing and making money blogging, and have learned a lot along the way. Here’s an excerpt from a […]


How to Write Way Better Sentences

5 Ways to Write Way Better Sentences and Paragraphs

It’s an upward spiral: knowing how to write better sentences will help you write better paragraphs. This will help you write better chapters and stories, magazine articles and blog posts. See? Simple! To paraphrase Shakespeare, “the sentence is the thing.” That’s where you start learning how to be a better writher. The sentence is the […]