In addition to these tips, it helps to start at the end and read your manuscript backwards. I did this when I was proofing both of my books. It’s a great way to catch typos and other little mistakes.
by Emily Nemchick
Whilst there is no substitute for hiring a professional editor, self-editing is an important skill for any writer to hone. For one thing, the more passes a manuscript gets, the fewer errors will remain in the final product. If you are using an editor, be sure to self-edit thoroughly first so they can focus on the things you have missed. If you are not using an editor, then self-editing is doubly essential. Here are a few tips to make sure you catch as many errors as possible.
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