The Writer’s Guide to Self-Editing

5 easy ways to perfect your writing without stressing the small stuff.

Catherine McNally
Nov 13, 2019 · 5 min read
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1. Seek and destroy “to be” verbs.

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2. De-dupe the first word of every sentence.

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3. Remove “that” and other filler words.

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4. Don’t make it overly complicated.

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5. Read your writing out loud.

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Catherine McNally

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I’m an internet expert and writer for Reviews.org. I fell head over heels into the internet in 1998 and haven’t looked back. Instagram: @cmcnally.writes

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I’m an internet expert and writer for Reviews.org. I fell head over heels into the internet in 1998 and haven’t looked back. Instagram: @cmcnally.writes

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