I lurk around a number of fantastic Facebook pages geared toward writers and editors, and, really, you should, too. Truth be told, I’ve stumbled upon some active and very practically helpful communities of other writers/editors this way.
One group I particularly like is called Ask a Book Editor. It does exactly what you think it does: provide writers with advice. It’s also a forum for editors to exchange ideas and discuss the vagaries of copy and developmental editing.
A fantastic thread on self-editing came up the other week, and I decided to compile all the wonderful advice editors had offered to writers about how and what to edit in their own work. Now, it shall live forever on the Internet!
Click below to download the PDF:
Self-Editing Checklist for Writers