Thank you for this information, I will truly use these tips while editing my own manuscripts.
Whether I’m editing an unpublished manuscript or reading an already-on-the-market book, I find myself reaching for the red pen a bit too much these days.
Considering that most writers utilize some form of word processing program to write their novels (gone are the days of the hand-scribbled manuscripts), some of these mistakes are unacceptable. Of course, not even the spelling & grammar checker can catch all mistakes, which is why editors have not been pushed out of the market yet. Sometimes, you just need a good eye to locate the blatant mistakes that – although they have eluded the author – will leap off the page and smack your reader in the face.
Here is a quick run-down of the most annoying mistakes currently plaguing manuscripts across the world:
Nothing bothers me more than incorrect spelling. Some readers may not catch this, but if you have intelligent readers –…
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