My Editing (Other People’s Work) Process

  1. I see someone asking me to edit something.
  2. I give a sigh.
  3. I agree.
  4. I tell the person to send over whatever it is that needs to be edited.
  5. I ask when I need to edit the piece by. 
  6. I start reading.
  7. I narrow my eyebrows.
  8. I frown.
  9. I cock my head to the side.
  10. I cringe.
  11. I mentally correct some grammatical mistakes.
  12. I blink several times.
  13. I take a deep breath.
  14. I finish reading.
  15. I realize I need a break.
  16. I read it again to catch mistakes I missed the first time through.
  17. I begin to come up with suggestions.
  18. I try to think of something nice to say about the writing.
  19. I give my “brutally honest” opinion.
  20. I smile when I’m done.

7 thoughts on “My Editing (Other People’s Work) Process

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