For those of you who have been following the invaluable series Editing 101 by Susan Uttendorsky..of Adirondack Editing.. here is part three of Self-Editing.. courtesy of the Story Reading Ape.
Originally posted as the Dun Writin’—Now Whut? series on this blog, EDITING 101 is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for others.
Courtesy of Adirondack Editing
Self-Editing Part 3
This interim series offers other, specific self-editing tasks that can be done when a manuscript’s completed to help polish it. Since there are many of these odd jobs, this specific post will continue over time.
Today I’m going to review two tasks that I automatically perform on each manuscript I edit.
The first is to eliminate double spaces. Some of us learned to type a long time ago when the standard for spacing after the end of a sentence was two spaces: period, space, space, new sentence. This was originally implemented as a “rule” because of monospaced fonts, also called fixed-pitch…
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