Summary of my writing notes
- Organize your thought by careful planning before you write.
- know your target words and line count
- understand your audience and profiling of their needs.
- make yourself familiar with the context in which your writing will appear.
- get honest focused feedback on your writing
- write first, ignore the grammar and organization for later (editing stage). Just keep on writing at first.
- Start on the section where you are most comfortable.
- Editing means adjusting your content, layout, balance and flow.
- Remember, while editing, double / triple check all facts or consult with the author (if its other than yourself) about potential changes or questions
- Proof-reading is at the end of the writing process. It is for misspellings, incorrect punctuation, layout verification, numbering and the like.
- Editing a printed document is more efficient than editing on a computer screen.
- Even if you’re a pro, you would still need to have someone else check your work.
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