When we edit, most of us simply read the text, line by line, correcting as we go. But it can be more effective to read for one kind of fault at a time.
Use focussed tasks to turn editing from a fuzzy, depressing process into a proactive, task-based operation with clear goals.
When re-designing workshops for online delivery, I try to exploit the auditory and visual potential of the platform to enhance what I’m communicating.
Cherise Saywell When coaching students nervous about the blank page, I’ve often used the word limit as a technique for getting started. A big project, such as a PhD thesis, is less intimidating once you break it down. For example,…
Printing a draft is like taking out a map halfway through a journey to remind yourself of where you’re going.
Sometimes you can selectively prune your writing, but sometimes you need to cut a whole section.
Use a checklist of your own bad writing habits to correct and improve your work.
Use the Navigation Pane in Word to help you check the structure of your work.
Always check your writing for over-long sentences and insert a full stop.
If you have to edit out sections of your writing, keep them in case they're useful for another project.