Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Improve Your Writing through Editing

There are many ways to improve as a writer. I've taught many ways myself. You can read to write better. You can write to write better. Did you know you can also edit to write better? Yep, it's true. I recently joined Fiverr as an editor and as I have gotten more and more gigs, I realized that what I'm learning by editing other people's work is actually helping my writing. That's a bonus I did not expect or plan on, but I am pleasantly surprised that it's making such a difference.

Have you considered editing as a tool to improve your own writing? I recently blogged about how I like editing because I get to fix what's wrong. Today, I found another reason to like editing: it improves my own writing skill!

I highly recommend editing as a tool to improve your writing.
Happy Writing!
~Tricia

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

For the Love of.....Editing?

I have decided I really like editing. I recently joined Fiverr, offering quick editing for a penny a word. As the jobs started rolling in, I found that I was really enjoying editing and I figured out why.

Editing gives me free reign to correct all the wrongs. I've mentally corrected people's emails, blogs, Facebook posts, church bulletins, signs on the highway, ads in stores, etc., yet I've never had the power to do anything about those wrongs. Editing jobs are different. It's my JOB to correct the wrongs.

I have found editing to be very satisfying and gratifying. I love fixing what's wrong and delivering a better product in the end.

Every writer needs an editor, whether they realize it or not. Fiverr is a quick, affordable way to get small editing jobs done for a fraction of what you'd pay elsewhere. I highly recommend editing for anyone who writes anything the public will see. Fiverr can be your go-to resource.

Happy Writing!
~Tricia