This week marks the first in a series of seven posts about the Rainbow Editing method I discussed in my last entry. Are you ready? Let's paint our manuscripts red! I know that for a lot of people, the thought of red pen conjures up images of merciless markings by teachers ... which is probably why I chose it for my first group of editing criteria: what Self-Editing for Writers refers to as Sophistication. It's a far less intimidating way of saying "spelling, punctuation, and style". Here are the items that fall on my red Sophistication checklist:
And so, we come to the end of the Sophistication checklist. Which item on the list do you feel you need to work on the most? Be sure to let me know, and please come back next week for the orange checklist, when we pull Show vs. Tell out from where it's been beaten into the ground.
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