Authored By: Candace Whitman
Revision is arguably the most important part of the writing process. Kim Lozano, contributor for Attorney at Work, provided some tips on how to make your writing great.
- Take a step back.
Sometimes it is helpful to take some time and distance away from your writing before you begin the editing process so you can see the piece as a reader would see it. Lozano suggests putting it away for 24 hours, if you can, and returning to it with fresh eyes.
- Start at the end.
Lozano states that when you begin the revision process you should read the final line or paragraph of the piece first and ask yourself if it ended where you wanted it to end. Then, go back and read from the beginning while keeping in mind what that final line or paragraph was so you can evaluate the progression of your writing as a whole.
- Read your writing out loud.
After you have made your revisions to your piece and proofed it for spelling and grammar, read it out loud to yourself. Lazano says that this will help you notice grammar mistakes, unnatural flow, or awkward sentences.
For more writing and revisions tips, click here to read the full article by Attorney at Work.
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