How To Edit Your Content (Tips To Master It)

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Content editing is the process of reviewing content in order to make it effective and readable.

Almost every write-up needs an editing check. Because we all are humans and are prone to make mistakes at some point.

That’s why editing is considered a very important part of writing.

So enough about its importance. Let’s learn the tips to master it.

Distribute Paragraphs:

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Distributing paragraphs in your first write-up makes it easier to edit it later.

I am saying this from my experience. Because whenever I try to edit big paragraphs. I get bored quickly.

Keep editing as a fun element in your writing process. Otherwise you will hate things in the longer run.

Bookmark Websites:

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If you’re writing something that needs reference to any particular website then bookmarking can be very helpful.

You can use the pocket extension on chrome web store, which makes it even more easy to bookmark stuff.

Read Out Loud:

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Read when you edit things. This helps you go in the reader’s shoes and understand their perspective.

Also it helps you find mistakes in your write-up which you ignored earlier.

You can even use the text-to-speech feature on medium to understand things more clearly.

Take Out Time:

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Don’t do everything at once. Most probably, you will get frustrated.

Divide things into sections and assign a particular time for it. This will not make you feel tired and avoid burnout.

Keep Proofreading At The End:

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Now the main difference between proofreading and editing is:

Editing improves readability and overall structure of your content, while proofreading helps you correct technical stuff like grammatical errors and spell-checking.

So try to keep proofreading at the end because it requires too much attention.

Final Thoughts:

Editing is a challenge in itself. Give yourself some time, take breaks and don’t expect too much in the beginning.

You will surely come with better editing skills. As the law of average ultimately keeps everything in place.

With this thought, Let’s wrap up this article. Thank you for reading.

Share your personal experience while editing your write-ups in the comments.

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Yugant Nakhawa

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