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Author Topic: Editing  (Read 18141 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2014, 07:27:34 PM »

I'm finishing up on a free course from Coursera called Crafting an Effective Writer. It's very low level, probably 8th grade or early high school, but since I've been out of school for many years, it really helped. It's amazing what you forget when you don't use it. I just write. Three novels so far. I can't tell you the difference between a preposition phrase and a noun phrase. Well, now I can...lol

I'm working on an R&R and already found a few things I messed up on. This class has really helped me a lot. I recommend it highly.

There's a class coming up called English Composition I given by Duke University. Once again, it's free, so if you don't like it you can drop out.

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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2016, 03:03:05 PM »

A bit late to the party here, but I've found The Elements of Style and The Elements of Grammar to be excellent resources for the nuts and bolts of editing. Also, Elizabeth Lyon wrote an excellent book on content editing and revising. I don't have it right to hand, but I think it's called something simple and obvious like Revising Your Manuscript.

I taught myself editing to work on my own stuff, and I ended up doing it for a living. You have to have a very detail-oriented mindset for copyediting, though. It drives some people (including a lot of writers) crazy.
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