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6 Editing Mistakes To Avoid as a Professional Writer

Do you know that editing mistakes can make it tough for you to make a living from your writing? 

Editing is a major part of the writing process because it can improve the quality of your writing to a level where you can easily attract, engage, and delight your target readers. You can self-edit your work or you can outsource this task to a professional editor or an editing agency. 

For best results, you can use a combination of self-editing and outsourcing.

But there are some editing mistakes that not only waste your money, time, and energy but also defeat the main purpose of editing, making it extremely difficult for you to achieve your writing goals.

Curious to learn more so you can take proactive steps?

Then check out these six editing mistakes you need to avoid as a professional writer and entrepreneur.

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5 Types of Editing That Result in Top Quality Content

At last, your first draft is ready. And yet, you’re not happy with it. Something is still missing even after many rounds of self-editing, and you’re wondering what to do next.

Sound familiar? Most likely, you need the assistance of a professional editor.

Before you ask, editors normally review a draft with the aim of improving it, all without changing the voice of the writer. They provide professional editing services by going through the content in a step-by-step manner to identify and correct mistakes and errors with grammar, word usage, structure, composition, readability, flow, style, tone, and so on.

But guess what? 

Different types of editing can improve your content in specific areas. As steps in the professional editing process, they’re supposed to be carried out in a specific order, one after the other. Some types of editing may also overlap with one another.

However, your content may not require all the various types of editing. This depends on factors such as your level of expertise and experience as a writer, the type of content you’re creating, and where it will be published.

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8 Steps to Identify the Best Writing Coach for You

Want to hire a writing coach, but you’re clueless how to go about it?

Maybe you’re unhappy with your writing skills, your productivity as a writer, and even the current state of your writing business and career. 

It’s possible that at first, you struggled to come up with new writing ideas, and with time you started using every excuse under the sun to avoid sitting down to write. Sadly, when you finally forced yourself, you only stared at your screen without writing, for long periods of time.

Now, you’ve decided to team up with a writing coach to inject new life into your writing.

Legitimate writing coaches can provide guidance and direction to help you avoid information overload or expensive mistakes, and overcome any obstacles preventing you from achieving your goals. They have solid credentials, experience in one or more relevant writing specialties, and they always deliver on their promises.

Ready to hire a writing coach that provides outstanding value?

Keep reading and you will learn eight steps to identify bona fide writing coaches and pick the most suitable one for you.

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5 Excellent Reasons to Team Up with a Writing Coach

Ever wondered what writing coaches actually do?

Okay, let me take a wild guess.

You understand what football coaches, career coaches, business coaches, relationship coaches, or even life coaches do.

But even though you’re a writer, you’ve always been puzzled about writing coaches.

And you may be wondering:

  • Does a writing coach teach people how to write?
  • Do they work with new writers, experienced writers, or both?
  • Is a writing coach just another name for an editor?

Good news: You’re in the right place to get answers to all your questions.

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