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Editing is a long process and it takes a lot of focus, time and persistence. It has now been a year since I had to rewrite the whole story of The Crimson River to fix some very important errors. I thought I would give you a sample of some of the late-stage editing and how such editing looks on a page.
Once the first draft is written, my editing process usually starts with printing the pages. Then I carefully read through everything and make notes. I then scan the edited pages. Having both the scanned/edited document and the original one open at the same time, I can quickly transfer the edits onto the manuscript.
I then repeat this process several times until I read through the book without making any significant changes. That’s when I know the manuscript is ready for the editor.