I’m currently in the middle of editing for Pitch Wars (you should click here if you haven’t heard of it!) so I don’t have much time for a blog post. However, since I’m editing, I’ll give you a quick recap of my favorite tips I received over the past few weeks. Here we go!
For these, I have two websites and you should just read from there:
Getting Rid of Unnecessary Words:
Want to find the words you use the most? Go here for a pretty view – http://www.wordle.net/
Use Control F on MS Word to find the following “distancing” words and change them to active words instead!
Ex: She heard him exhale –> He exhaled.
Use Control F on MS Word to find the following “garbage” words and minimize the use of them!
- words ending in -ly
Other Helpful Sites/Links:
Get the Grammarly extension to find common grammar mistakes that MS word doesn’t catch. Can get a free 2 week trial if you and a friend both sign up via email – https://www.grammarly.com/
Use the (Free!) Hemmingway App. Fixes many things! – http://www.hemingwayapp.com/
Hope I helped another author out! Good luck with your editing as well!