How to Copyedit Your Blog

Rewriting and revising any written work is an essential part of the writing process. The question is, as a blogger, how much emphasis do you place on editing your work? With the assumption that any writer worth is his or her salt will review work before posting, I’m curious to know which of the following methods you most frequently use. Perhaps all of them? Length. Do you find that your posts grow or shrink after writing a first draft? Color. Do you pepper your words with adjectives, dialogue, metaphors, etc.? Puzzle. Do you shift entire chunks around, reordering entire blocks of text? Copyedit. While the term encompasses making sure your copy is clear, correct, concise, comprehensible, and consistent – here we’re talking about checking for punctuation and spelling errors. Print. Do you print your stories, correct them with pen/pencil, make corrections and then post? Second Opinion. Do have an editorial process in place where an editor, friend or family members reads your entry before you post? Now help your fellow bloggers out. How do YOU edit?