It’s important for me to do a last read-through of a manuscript before I am done with the editing process. Why? Doing this step helps me to catch certain things before I publish, at least for the most part.
Part of my theme word for the year has to do with focusing on the details, and that is what I am doing at this point in the editing process.
- Typos I hadn’t noticed before.
- Areas in the story that don’t make sense.
- The over-use of the word “that”.
- Things that need to be added to the story for clarification.
- Proper use of paragraphs.
- Name spellings, especially when I’m using unusual names.
Each time I add or change something, I do another read-through of that sentence and paragraph to make sure everything makes sense.
Because all the edits and other steps don’t take enough time, haha, I add to the issue with this step. It’s all good though, because doing this read-through helps me toward the ultimate goal of publishing a story that I hope will entertain many people.
Today I finished the last read-through of Seeing Things, part five of the #cemeteryhillseries. I’ll be publishing this story later this month.