Editing your own work


Being your own copy editor isn’t really a great idea, but it’s become a necessity for many journalists.

It’s always been a good idea to be your first editor, but a fresh pair of eyes on your copy is a good thing. So, if you have to edit your own writing, how do you assure your eyes are fresh?

I presented some tips and tricks for this July 26 at the Ag Media Summit in St. Louis. Here’s the presentation (click to download).

I gave this presentation on behalf of the American Copy Editors Society, and want to thank the board members for some of the slides.

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